Marine home early surprises son as Santa

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AQUIA HARBOR, Va. — A military dad, home early from deployment, surprised his son when he showed up at the boy’s school dressed as Santa Claus.

The first-graders at the Virginia elementary school got an early Christmas gift with this surprise visit from the man himself.

Santa read to them, but the presents didn’t end there, especially for 6-year-old Jackson Rescott.

Jackson told Santa he wanted an Xbox One for Christmas, and he was asked if he wanted anything else.

“I also want my dad,” he said.

His father, Marine Staff Sgt. David Rescott, was deployed to Kuwait on Easter Sunday and scheduled back after Christmas on Jan. 8.

“Ho! Ho! Ho! I think I have a bit of Christmas magic for you.”

Piece by piece Santa removed his costume, and then the moment.

Jackson’s greatest wish came true; his father was there with him!

Jackson said he suspected something was going on.

His mother’s been planing the surprise since October, a reveal they will never forget.

Now it’s time to celebrate Christmas as a family.