By Paula @ Holiday World

In case you missed it back in 2006, our town was featured as part of The Colbert Report’s “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude” series. We have the video to prove it!

Colbert set up a Lincoln-versus-Santa debate, with two representatives from our county.

The show’s producers chose Will to be the “Santa Guy.” Local historian Jerry Sanders was the “Lincoln Guy.”

Will on The Colbert Report

Poor Will – during the satellite interview, his audio earpiece worked sporadically at best. During much of the interview he had a quizzical look on his face. It played well, though. Colbert was delighted.

Meanwhile, the towns of Santa Claus and Lincoln City continue to coexist peacefully, just four miles apart, despite what that troublemaker Colbert was trying to stir up five years ago. It was a fun experience and it’s now a Christmas tradition for all of us here at the park to watch the video each year.

Want to learn about the month-long craziness brought on by “Steve”? Click on our Colbert Report tag to read all of our posts.

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