"For me, this is about the kids," high school senior Ray Liverman, who took up sign language three years ago, told the Pilot. "I saw what this group was doing and I like the Christmas songs, so I just started in the class. I know it sounds sappy, but it just really warms my heart when I see the looks on their faces, because they understand the songs now."
The mall also offers a "Calming Santa" event for children with autism and other special needs.
Camron Ellis, 5, wearing a bright red shirt and blue jeans, moved his hands, trying to keep up with the singers as they signed “Jingle Bells.”
“Music,” he said. “Yes. Thank you.”