Santa conspired with a love-struck California man by lending a knee for a surprise marriage proposal.
Jenny Hoang took a friend's children to see Santa at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Sunday. She was helping the kids off Santa's lap when Old St. Nick waved her back.
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Santa told the 27-year-old she's been very good and there's a special gift for her.
Her boyfriend of nine years Jonathan Nguyen, who is also 27, emerged, got down on a knee and proposed. She said yes, then slid slid off Santa's lap and kneeled down so Jonathan could slip a ring on her finger.