Meet Doug Hatton, one of Davis’ Santas

Today’s year-end program has one guest and two subjects: Tales from a man who portrays Santa Claus in Davis, plus some of his memories of Davis through the years. Both are fit subjects for late December, when the year-end holidays, and the changes that accompany the turn of the year, are front and center. My guest Doug Hatton talks about what he sees as one of the town’s Santas—he has played the character in hundreds of appearances for thousands of local kids—and how Davis has changed since he moved here at 13. His local roots go deeper than that, though. For example, his mom was Miss Davis of 1939.

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