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Gritty dresses as Santa Claus, does Gritty things at Flyers game

Mascot is a little early for holiday season but you can't blame him for being excited

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Gritty dresses as Santa Claus

ARI@PHI: Gritty sports a Santa Claus costume

Already feeling the holiday spirit, Gritty takes the Wells Fargo Center ice dressed as 'Gritty Claus' for the Flyers' game against the Coyotes

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You better watch out, you better not cry. Gritty Claus is coming to town.

The Philadelphia Flyers mascot is celebrating his first holiday season a little early as the lovable orange furball dressed up as Santa Claus for a game against the Arizona Coyotes at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.

Tweet from @NHLAdamK: Gritty Claus. Where���s the guy with the snowballs now?

Gritty Claus may have looked like Santa Claus, but he was up to all his old Gritty tricks, for sure.

Everyone's favorite rookie mascot was dancing in the aisles, covering the goals up with wrapping paper, messing with some young fans and much more, all dressed as Santa. 

Gritty even wore a white beard on top of his trademark orange beard. That's dedication.

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