Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Daily Mall Reader: Shopping Mall Santas

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

Job as shopping mall Santa is cyclical, but recession-proof

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Tuesday, November 26, 2002

(Excerpt) A twinkle in your eye, a jolly laugh and physical stamina are a must for this part-time job. It helps but is not necessary to have a bushy white beard and a round belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly.

In a scene that is repeated countless times in nearly every suburban shopping mall across the country during the Christmas shopping season, children climb onto Santa's ample red lap, whisper in his ear and smile for a camera.

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