Thursday, December 25, 2003
Living It Up: Playing Santa Claus
Jackie Johnson is "Living It Up," getting into the true spirit of the holiday. She's hitching a ride with Ol' Saint Nick, and finding out who's been naughty and who's been nice.
(WSVN) -- Santa: "And what would you like for Christmas?"
Jackie: "Well, Santa, I would like my beautiful ballerina, maybe the Barbie Dreamhouse, and maybe a pony, and, you know what else I would like, Santa? To Live It Up with you."
Jackie: "Well, Santa, I know you see a bunch of kids every day. I'm going to be your helper today. Do you have any tips for me?"
Santa: "Well, you just need three things: patience, patience, and a little more patience. If you can do that then you are all right."
Jackie: "And how many kids do you see a day?"
Santa: "Sometimes 500 to 600."
Jackie gets into Santa costume.
Jackie: "Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas, everyone! Where are my cookies."
Jackie walks up aisle.
Jackie: "Merry Christmas, boys and girls."
Jackie: "OK, I'm waiting for my first kid, little nervous."
A mom brings a little kid to Jackie, and the kid is kicking and screaming.
Jackie: "Strike one."
A little kid comes walking around corner.
Jackie: "Well, so nice to see you! Would you like to sit on my lap? You've been a good boy this year haven't you? I'm very proud of you. Now what would you like for Christmas this year?"
Kid: "Two dogs."
Jackie: "Are you going to leave me some cookies?"
Jackie: "Well, thank you for coming to see me."
Jackie sits with a little girl on her lap.
Jackie: "How are you doing today?"
Jackie: "Is there anything in particular that you'd like for Christmas?"
Jackie: "Rollerblades? Rollerblades it is."
Jackie: "And you?"
Kid: "A camera."
Jackie: "A camera? Fancy."
Jackie: "And you are going to keep being good all year round right?"
Jackie: "Merry Christmas, girls. We'll see you on Christmas Eve."
Jackie: "Well, Santa, it's been fun Living It Up as Santa, but, I'll tell ya, it's lots of work."
Santa: "Yes, it is, but I hope you enjoyed it."
Jackie: "I enjoyed every minute of it."
Jackie: "Well, it's been a lot of fun Living It Up like Santa Claus for the day. You all have been great girls and boys. Big thanks to Aventura Mall. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
Next week, Tom Cruise is no longer the last samurai.
Jackie's learning the secret the art of sword fighting.
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