For the 24th year Redding Police Officers will conduct Operation Blue Santa. The program was introduced in 1991, delivering Christmas cheer to three Redding families that first year. This year, at least 24 families with more than 58 children will be provided gifts and other holiday cheer by the Blue Santa Team. The packages will be delivered Monday by the blue-clad Santa Clause and "McGruff" the Crime Dog. The team will also stop by the Mercy Medical Center Pediatric Ward.