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Santa Arrives in Morristown, Spreads Holiday Cheer

Many came out to the Green early Sunday evening for his annual descent from the roof of Century 21.

It didn't seem to matter that organizer Morristown Partnership moved the annual lighting of the Morristown Green and arrival of Santa to Sunday instead of Friday. In fact, it was a very-packed Green full of excited holiday revelers—both young and young at heart—who welcomed Old Saint Nick.

Shooter McGavin November 26, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I thought this event was poorly executed. My 4 year old could see Santa standing at the edge of the building while the emcee continued to claim he had Santa on his cell phone and he was "leaving Canadian airspace". What caught my 4 year olds eye? Someone taking pictures of the firemen in the bucket as it approached the rooftop. Organizers should remember that the event is for the kids and that kids arent as stupid or as selfish and they are. Thanks for ruining his innocence. Typical behavior of union jackoffs that think that constantly deserve more.
Terry November 26, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Needs more cowbell.
lizm November 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM
there is always a grinch....my God the event was great as every year!!! I'm not a Morristown resident but for many years this has been a great way of starting the holiday season, and eventhough my kids are older 10 and 13 we still enjoy it. As usual there is always someone to complain, but in my humble opinion everything was perfect, and my respects go to the BRAVE UNION workers(firefighters) for an excellent job. and by the way I was one of many taking pictures of the firefighters in the bucket ,how can they be ignore if there such a big part of the event!
Cara DePalma November 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The organizers do an extraordinary job with this event every year. It's offered for free and lots of people donate their time to make it fun for everyone. Perhaps you could have directed your son's eyes elsewhere, but I know it's easier to blame people anonymously. Maybe it was one of the firemen's family members snapping a shot. Life happens, nothing is perfect! And keep calling people union jackoffs and you will do a great job of "ruining his innocence." Those "union jackoffs" run into burning buildings, many of them are just volunteers, like the man who was hurt over the weekend. Lighten up!
Cara DePalma November 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Boy you nailed it with the Grinch comment!
DeHart PigSty November 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM
DIdn't Unions bring us Christmas? Honestly, if it weren't for unions would people have Christmas day off? I'm half kidding but what a schmuck.
Shooter McGavin November 29, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Yes, I'm the Grinch. Puh-lease! If we are all in the legend of ol' St. Nick, which is one of the many beauties of being young; why not perpetuate the illusion? If only to remind you of your own youth? No, its easier to declare yourself "for the people" and call it flawless. Details may be overlooked, but hanging a camera over the edge of building where 1000's of onlookers are, is far from an oversight. Plain and simple, its selfish. Also, I guarantee that their photo in the dark isnt anything worth keeping. (The shot would have been more flattering with no flash at all). My comment may have been harsh for to label a volunteer, but no more harsh than snapping a picture in the dark with "Santa" standing nearby.

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