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17 Times Santa Had More Important Sh*t To Do Than Deliver Your Presents

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Santa Claus's annual Christmas Eve global gift-delivery service has become an essential part of the Christmas season itself. But, as is true for any c...

Mall Santa Makes 'Creepy' Return To Man's Life

Posted 12.08.2012 | Weddings

When Chris Burd of Minnesota sat on Santa's lap in 1998, he never thought he'd see that white-bearded man again. But 13 years later, Burd realized tha...

79-Year-Old Man Plays Santa For 62 Years

The Courier News | Posted 12.15.2011 | Impact

Friends and family members say Gene Murtas is truly a jolly old soul as he’s volunteered his time to many organizations and groups for the past 62 y...

Mall Santas Trained To Lower Children's Expectations in 'Santa School'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

Warning: This story contains content about Santa Claus, so take caution if big Santa believers are around. Not only do Santa schools exist, but th...

In Tough Economy, Santas Are Also Suffering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP, By Tamara Lush) -- Craig McTavish -- a.k.a. Santa -- has the beard. He has the belly. He even has a few tricks up his sleeve, like pulling up to ...

Are You the White Man for the Job?

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brandon Mendelson

Santa Claus is one of the last jobs in America where we can discriminate and have everyone be ok with it. So, don't go ruining our fun by complaining to some overzealous special interest group.

$300 An Hour for the Fat and Old

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Imagine a help wanted ad in your local paper that reads: Job openings, overweight senior citizens only, preferred ages 60 to 75. Hard to believe it, right? Well, believe it.

'Tis The Season ... To Be $anta

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A couple of weeks ago, Bob Mindte told me he figured the Santa business would likely drop about 10% this year. So far, though, the demand for Santas is about on par with last year's levels, he says.

Even Santa Is Getting The Ax

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Money manager Arnold Silver has been told by some retailers in California and elsewhere that they won't hire any Santas this year -- or else hire far fewer of them -- in an effort to cut costs.