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Do you believe in signing Santa Claus?

December 14, 2007

By Bug

Look at Deaf children smiling at Santa Claus in this video. Here is the proof: He knows our American Sign Language. Do you believe in Santa Claus? It’s an age-old question, which has become intertwined with the spirit of giving, with the magic of Christmas, and a wish to have one time of the year when truly anything is possible. Seeing is believing. Enjoy this video.

  1. December 14, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Precious! Their eyes just smile. Even Santa’s eyes smile.


    Thanks for sharing.

    ~ LaRonda

  2. December 14, 2007 at 4:35 pm



    Awesome – to see kids SO elighted!!

  3. mishkazena
    December 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    That’s so cute, seeing the gleam in these kids’ eyes 🙂

  4. Kim
    December 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Awwww Santa is Ken Milner, the children are Jessica & Jeb Willoughby, Brooke Harper.. Kylie and Zachary.. At Kansas School for the Deaf. It must be in 1996..

  5. December 14, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Aww.. So sweet. Love watch small Deaf children signing with their little hands. 🙂 Merry Christmas!!

  6. Kim
    December 14, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Forgot to add one more name ~ Mike Harper (now Gally student).

    Curious where did you get this videoclip? You got permission from those people in that videoclip? Parents of the children? I’m wondering because I do have some videoclips to share, but I think I need to ask others for their permission. I don’t want to make anyone else upset especially without their knowledge that it’s up on the Deafread forever..

    Thanks, Kim

  7. clyde
    December 14, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    youtube, once they post on web, basically you can link to it and not need much permission, as long people dont claim as it own.

    BUt you bring a valid point, children in the video, i will assume thats something the people who filmed it in the first place may have signed waivers, or expectations to be filmed, and all that.

    brings another point – but I ll refrain.

  8. December 14, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Kim, We posted it with link because this video is open to the public. You posted their real names, did you ask for their permission? Happy Holidays to you. – Bug

  9. Jo (seekgeo's mom)
    December 14, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    I remember when my son who is now ummmm in his 30’s, was 6 years old. He was born deaf and never got to talk to a Santa without me as an interperter. Then Sears brought in a signing Santa. Of course then there was a sales reason it was the very first “Closed Caption unit” up for sale. Sears set the TV with the unit right next to Santa. They hooked me how could a Mom say no to a son that was so excited to see that the pictures on TV actually had something to say. BUT this Santa you show is so awesome, I never will stop sheading a tear of joy when a deaf or H.H. child get to part take in something that a hearing child takes for granted! Merry Christmas!!!

  10. .
    December 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    So cute!

    Thank you for sharing video with us.

  11. Kim
    December 15, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Bug – you’re right! I was too excited to see those familar faces, and published their names. It’s truly awesome to see them on the Deafread.com. I pray that they’ll be OK and forgive me. Merry Christmas!!

    Still am curious how you got the videoclip? Is it from TV news? Thanks

  12. human
    December 15, 2007 at 10:18 am

    For one year I was a “signing santa” at a large local mall. The joys of seeing the deaf children ask for what they want, was incredible. Then a HEARING mother complained that my voice was too high. Yes, I am a female but to those deaf children I was the only signing santa around. In the costume, you were unable to tell that I was a female. Then the photo company asked me to step down because the HEARING mother complained. Although, the photo company heard complaints from deaf parents They never asked me to come back again.
    (Santa’s do not work for the local mall;) they work for the photo company. ..Human

  13. December 15, 2007 at 10:19 am

    So cute.. Yes, I do believe in Signing Santa Claus..

  14. December 15, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    The kids are so cutie and sparkling eye to see Signing Santa Claus!
    “Adore Kids are often so cute and happy face!”

  15. Evy
    December 15, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Santa Claus,

    You are the best. Seeing is signing and believing.
    Merry Christmas to everyone and especially thank to Fookem
    and Bug’s.
    Enjoying this video.

  16. December 16, 2007 at 5:06 pm


    I just check on your son’s site has been blog with Santa Claus. he was kind of surprised and signed Santa Claus.. Wonderful for you to take a picture of Geo. he is grown man to remember of his expereinced with Santa who can signs.


  17. Susie
    December 17, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Where’s the capioning?

  18. Susie
    December 17, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Where’s the captioning? The audio story is very sweet, but the article with the video only tells a little of the story.

  19. Jerri
    December 18, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Giggling.. I forgive you, Kim.. Jessica and Jeb are big kids now..

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