You don't have to attend a class to play Santa Claus at malls, holiday parties and in-home appearances, but aspiring Santas who want to work for American Events And Promotions have to attend an intensive class to learn the ropes.
There they learn how to whiten their beard, laugh like their belly is a bowl full of jelly and properly greet and pose with kids so the spirit of Santa Claus will live on in their hearts, thereby keeping job openings available for future Saint Nicks.
AARP takes us into the Santa Classes for Santa Clauses, and it all kind of makes me miss the days when I donned the red velvet suit and white beard at Christmastime and spread good cheer to all the families and children I met. Oh, and the pay wasn't half bad either!
-Via Laughing Squid