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Phil Fills In: Santa's helper at The Streets at Southpoint

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In this edition of "Phil Fills In," Phil Sanchez headed out to The Streets at Southpoint to don an elf costume and become one of Santa's helpers.

Phil put on his elf costume and got to work trying to put smiles on the faces of all the children visiting Santa.

With plush, bell-covered reindeer antlers in tow, Phil set about trying to bring a smile to the face of the little ones.

The day started off slowly, but quickly picked up. One after another, children were coaxed into smiling, even if meeting Santa for the first time is sometimes a little scary.

The experience was about more than just shaking bells and playing peek-a-boo with the kids.

The pictures. The memories. Holiday moments that last a lot longer than a moment.

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