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Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman, Beth Chapman

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Television at holiday time means Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown and his sad-lookin' tree and...Dog the Bounty Hunter?


Tomorrow night's episode of Dog's hit A&E show focuses on the mullet-happy tough guy's search for Santa Claus. No, Kris Kringle didn't jump bail...

Dog tells us he wants to prove to kids that Santa really does exist. The adventure begins with a FBI Agent telling Dog and company where he old St. Nick feeds his reindeer.

"It's 10,000 feet above sea level," Dog tells me with the same seriousness as if he was detailing one of his signature hunts for an armed fugitive. "So with oxygen, mace guns and so forth we headed out…to see if could find the alleged guy."

We won't spoil the end for you, but Dog promises it's completely family-friendly.

Holiday cheer aside, Dog's main intent these days is capturing real-life drug kingpin Marco Padilla. "He was an informant for the government, so we don't know if he's changed his name and was put into witness protection or if he's in Mexico," Dog says. "We're going to get him, but so far he's the only guy who has eluded us for more than three months."

Maybe Santa Claus knows where he is. We're sure Marco is on his who's-been-naughty list.


Find out what some of your fave stars have asked Santa Claus for in our All I Want For Christmas Is photo gallery.