Welcome to the “Harvard of Santa Schools”

Who knew?

From the AP:

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Last year, Catholic Online profiled the school, too:

Began in 1937 by Charles W. Howard, who originally served as Santa for Macy’s, Howard sought to indoctrinate the utmost values and etiquette in those looking to wear the fur-trimmed cap. The Santa Claus school is now run by Tom and Holly Valent, who explain that becoming St. Nick is not a job, but a “privilege.”

“We come together to share our common love of Christmas and the magical spirit of Santa Claus. The School will be filled with the love, laughter, and learning that has made it the oldest and most famous school of it’s kind. We will cover all the traditions and values that began over half a century ago, along with new and updated information to keep us all in good shape, both physically and mentally,” the school’s Web site reads.

“During the Santa School, you will meet Santas and Mrs. Santas from around the world, whom together have over 1000 years of Santa experience. Everyone will contribute stories and suggestions that make up the Santa lore. The knowledge gained and the wonderful people attending will assure lasting memories.”

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