Christmas came early for some local families as the Junior League of Tyler held its annual Breakfast with Santa today. Everyone was dressed for the occasion even Channel 7's own Gillian S, who played santa's helper this year. The kids were able to write letters to santa as well as sit on his knee. Parents say the event is a good way to for families to kick off the holiday season, plus it helps local charities. The event wasn't just for the kids of Junior League members. Kids from some local charity groups were invited by for a free lunch and visit with santa. The Junior League hopes to raise $200,000 this year with their misltoe and magic event.