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From the 2021 Red Suit Survey, which polled hundreds of professional Santas in the United States.

What made you decide to be a Santa?

I had the look
I had the size
The kids needed me
I saw Santa staring back at me in the mirror
I have always had an attraction to Santa

Have you done something special as Santa?

Not really
I am not sure how to answer
I am not comfortable with this question
I am just an average man
I live in a log cabin
I have donated over ninety gallons of blood

What impact has being Santa had on you?

It has given me courage
It has kept me sane
I became a better person
I don’t shave
I carry plastic coins
I only drive red cars
I am now part Santa

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December 2021

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