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The Santa Ratings: Aspen Grove

The Aspen Grove Santa is a wandering one. Luckily, he's trailed by gaggle of carolers -- dressed like real-life, Disney-like Dickens characters, no less -- so he's easy to track down along the sidewalks of the outdoor shopping and "LifeStyle Center." I found him taking a break on a bench outside Pottery Barn this past weekend, and Aspen Grove Santa was more than happy to let me take his picture. Bearing a startling resemblance to the Cherry Creek mall Santa (besides that, yeah, they're both Santa), Aspen Grove Santa was also in a nice red suit and too wore a real beard, complimented by a big green sack for toys. His carolers also did a killer rendition of "The Christmas Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by Alvin & The Chipmunks, complete with Alvin's high-pitched hula hoop request. I should also mention that when Santa asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I instantly replied "a husband," tripping said carolers up and forcing them to start their song over.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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