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Couple gets into Christmas spirit with Santa collection

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One of the Santas in the Conrads' house. One of the Santas in the Conrads' house.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Bob and Lillie Conrad's Spokane Valley home is packed with presents from years past right now - and most of them, are Santas.

"One thing led to another and we've got probably 600 plus Santa Clauses in the house here now," explained 'Santa' Bob.'

Setting up these Santas every year takes skill, but Bob and Lillie love this tradition.

"We've been married 60-plus years," they said. "We've been doing it at least 50 of them."

Bob used to actually 'play' Santa in Downtown Spokane, and then his children and grandchildren started gifting him little Santas. But now, they do it because they love the Christmas spirit.

"You can't help but feel the spirit of Christmas time and I guess that's the one reason we do it, and you kind of forget what else is out there and remember the good," said Bob.

It's also the time to believe.

"I believe in Santa," said Bob. "The spirit of Santa and the spirit of giving, that's the whole thing. Too bad we couldn't have Christmas all year." 

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