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"That's exactly what you're supposed to do: make it look effortless." says Mike Graham, who "suits up" for his role as Santa Claus. The married father of three has made a second career out of portraying Santa for the past 22 years. He plays the jolly fellow at Tysons Corner Center. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

"That's exactly what you're supposed to do: make it look effortless." says Mike Graham, who "suits up" for his role as Santa Claus. The married father of three has made a second career out of portraying Santa for the past 22 years. He plays the jolly fellow at Tysons Corner Center. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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