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Benjamin Hawley (center), 9, of Arlington gives his Christmas list back to his mother after visiting with Santa, played by Michael Graham, at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Drew Fearson (left) of Chantilly and Christmas Set Manager George Allen (right) try to get Mr. Fearson's 2-year-old son, Tanner (second from right), and 1-year-old Reagan (second from left) to sit still and smile as they visit with Santa, played by Michael Graham, at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Amber (left) and Drew (center) Fearson of Chantilly wait in line with their 2-year-old son, Tanner (second from left), and 1-year-old Reagan (third from left) to get a chance to visit with Santa, played by Michael Graham, at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, waves to children and shouts, "Ho, ho, ho!" at the start of his morning shift at Tysons Corner Center at Tysons Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. This is Mr. Graham's 22nd year as the Santa at the mall, where, from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, he can be seen greeting children and some young adults. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, is escorted to his chair to begin his morning shift at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. This is Mr. Graham's 22nd year as the Santa at the shopping center, where, from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, he can be seen greeting children and some young adults. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa Claus at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, tries to calm a very upset 18-month-old Thiago Heath of Falls Church on the child's first visit with Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. This is Mr. Graham's 22nd year as Santa at the shopping center, where, from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, he can be seen greeting children and some young adults. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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10th graders Miranda Browning and Jessica Curtin of Williamsburg, VA share a joke and sit on the lap of Michael Graham, who plays Santa at Tyson's Corner Center, Tyson's Corner, VA, Wednesday, December 14, 2011. This is Michael Graham's 22nd year as the Santa at Tyson's Corner Center where, from Thanksgiving to December, he can be seen greeting children and some young adults during the holiday season. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa at Tyson's Corner Center tries to coerce 14 month year old Brody Spaulding of Falls Church, VA into coming to sit on his lap, Tyson's Corner, VA, Wednesday, December 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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5 year old Daniel Cline-Thomas, left, of Falls Church, VA and his 3 year old brother Michael, right, smile for the camera as they sit on the lap of Santa, played by Michael Graham. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Amber, left, and Drew, center, Fearson of Chantilly, VA wait in line with their 2 year old son Tanner, second from left, and 1 year old Reagan, third from left, to get a chance to visit with Santa, played by Michael Graham, at Tyson's Corner Center, Tyson's Corner, VA, Wednesday, December 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa at Tyson's Corner Center tries to coerce 14 month year old Brody Spaulding of Falls Church, VA into coming to sit on his lap with the help of Brody's Mother, Liz. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa at Tyson's Corner Center tries to calm a very upset 18 month year old, Thiago Heath of Falls Church, VA on his first visit with Santa. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Drew Fearson, left, of Chantilly, VA and Christmas Set Manager George Allen, right, try to get Drew's 2 year old son Tanner, second from right, and 1 year old Reagan, second from left, to sit still and smile as they visit with Santa, played by Michael Graham, at Tyson's Corner Center, Tyson's Corner, VA, Wednesday, December 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, walks through Tyson's Corner Center before his morning shiftn. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, comes out of his dressing room at the start of his afternoon shift at Tyson's Corner Center. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, changes back into his Santa costume in his dressing room. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, changes back into civilian cloths in his dressing room for his afternoon lunch break. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, checks himself the the mirror in his dressing room as he gets ready for his morning shift. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, puts on makeup as he gets ready for his morning shift. This is Michael Graham's 22nd year as the Santa at Tyson's Corner Center. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Michael Graham, who plays Santa, gets ready for his morning shift as Santa. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)