South Walton’s 'naughty list' 101


South Walton may be paradise, but residents are not safe from making Santa's list.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 05:52 PM.


South Walton's 26 miles of paradise along the coast — surprisingly — can sometimes see its share of finger shakers. Could Santa be one of those?

As we now see jolly old Saint Nick out and about, watching, listening and taking names for his "naughty" or "nice" lists, some might wonder: What does it take to get on Santa's "naughty list"? Or, better still, what would it take to be put on the "naughty" list in South Walton?

The Sun asked that question of some who live here and garnered a variety of interesting answers.

The Red Bar's Oli Petit said whoever doesn't buy their Christmas gifts from South Walton merchants will definitely be on Santa's naughty list.

South Walton Fire District Chief Rick Talbert agrees. "So often during the holidays we become consumed with getting gifts and not spending time doing or giving to others," he said. "But not spending time supporting our local businesses by purchasing our gifts at the local level should get you on Santa's naughty list."

On a different note, Sandestin resident Peggy Lillie believes that cutting in line on a Sunday morning at the Donut Hole should be right at the top of the list of things that would get you on Santa's naughty list.

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