December 25, 2011
Grace Young, 5, of Costa Mesa, Calif., asks Santa Claus for a pair of skates at the lighting of the "Snoopy House" display that Jim Jordan created 44 years ago, on the lawn outside City Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif.
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WASHINGTON Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children who trusted in Santas magic, and lots cling to it still.