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Living the magic of Santa

Ann Leake glues on the large white eyebrows she wears to play Santa Claus. At age 85, Leake is carrying on the tradition of her Czech-born father, who appeared as Santa or his European equivalent for 65 years. She uses his suit, which has a rabbit-fur collar. ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ann Leake glues on the large white eyebrows she wears to play Santa Claus. At age 85, Leake is carrying on the tradition of her Czech-born father, who appeared as Santa or his European equivalent for 65 years. She uses his suit, which has a rabbit-fur collar.

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