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Blue Santa Saves Christmas

Reported by : Charlene Cheng
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Updated: 12/24/2013 12:07 am
It's not everyday that Santa Claus trades in his sleigh for a police car and his signature red suit for a blue one.

Every year, the Redding Police Department and McGruff the Crime Dog escort Blue Santa as he goes door-to-door delivering presents.

The Berglunds were one of the lucky families on his list this year.

"I was just completely blown away. I'd never heard of anything like that, or had anything cool like that happen before. It totally made the kids' Christmas and mine," Mike Berglund said.

Christmas was almost cancelled for the family this year when $900 worth of gifts were stolen from their car, until Blue Santa stepped in.

Operation Blue Santa has come a long way since it was started in Redding.

In 1991, Christmas was provided for just three families.

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