Khloe Gregory, 4, reacts with excitement with her parents, Matt Gregory and Khrysha Liska, while talking with Santa, 74-year-old Tom LaBelle, in the Everett Mall on Monday, Nov. 28. LaBelle began wearing the suit after his wife suggested he try it out. He’s now a regular each year as a mall Santa and has an entire collection of answers about Santa’s duties for his most inquisitive visitors. (Daniella Beccaria / The Herald)

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