Santa Claus


A Santa State of Mind

Monday, December 24, 2012

Some hefty men dress up as Santa Claus because it’s a nice way to make a little extra cash,  this time of year. But for others it's more a state of mind. 

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

T'was Three Nights Before Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whether or not you set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus, Christmas is the most frantic yet joyous holiday of the year. Tonight, host Terrance McKnight serves up loads of holiday cheer.

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NORAD Readies Its Santa Tracker

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Unless Santa Claus has upgraded his sled to a stealth model, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa as he makes his way around the globe.

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The Takeaway

Sensitive Santas Cater to Autistic Children

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sitting on Santa Claus's lap can be be an especially daunting proposition for children who are among the 1.5 million Americans with autism spectrum disorders. However, for many parents, there may be hope this Christmas. The Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust — which owns 2 dozen malls nationwide — has recently started working with autism groups to offer "sensitive Santa" sessions at its malls.

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The Takeaway

Lessons from Santa School

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ever heard of FORBS, otherwise known as the Fraternity of Real Bearded Santas? How about the IOS — the International Order of Santas? As Kris Kringle begins to show up at malls across America, The Takeaway takes a look at where these men come from. The Charles H. Howard School, founded in 1937, is the oldest continually running Santa school in the world and has trained thousands of people to stand in for the real guy when he’s too booked up. Tom Valent is the dean of the Charles H. Howard Santa Claus School, and has been a Santa for 35 years. Holly Valent is the school’s registrar.


Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Old Saint Nick

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Graphic designer Stephen Heller looks at how the image of the fat guy in the red and white suit evolved into a global brand called Santa Claus. Produced by Leital Molad.