Every year, I continue to read the book How To Be Santa Claus. It's filled with stories of the Christmas spirit and what it means to be Santa Claus—how Santa's look is so important and that his beard must look real and he must wear actual boots and not just boot covers. After reading it again this year, I headed off to the malls to check out our local Santa's doing this very important job this year.
If you're interested in the journey it takes to be a Santa Claus, also check out the movie Becoming Santa.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]