Welcome to the “Harvard of Santa Schools”

Who knew? From the AP: 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 [Read More...]

Is Santa missing from your mall?

Turns out, he isn’t quite as ubiquitous as he used to be. Details, from TIME: Throughout North America, most shopping centers are proceeding with the traditions of the season, including regular appearances of Santa, complete with the chance for kids to sit on his lap, tell him what they want, and get a picture taken—so [Read More...]

A peek inside the "Harvard of Santa schools"

I wonder what they do for gym class.   Chimney climbing? Details: The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan takes the coveted position very seriously and just wrapped up its 75th (75th!) year of the country’s finest Santa Claus training. The Los Angeles Times reports on the school’s storied history and why it’s considered the [Read More...]


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