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  • In this episode...
    Santa News
    Santa Advocates for Vaccinations…Vacationing Santa Makes News…Disney Teams With Santa…& a new book on the history of Santa and gift givers from author Tom Jerman (and a special deal for Santa’s!)
    Answers from the Big Chair
    A great discussion on how Santa gets down the chimney each year or how does he get in if there isn’t a chimney!
    Feature Interview
    We talk to Chris Parada about the business of being Santa. Get a load of great advice on how the approach being Santa and the business end of it. Chris’ years of theatre management and his 12-year stint at the Christmas Cottage puts him in a great place to talk about hiring Santa’s and more.
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    In this episode...
    Santa News
    Actor Danny Trejo is going to be donning the Red Suit!
    Santa’s home in Lapland has been seeing record high temps and the elves are panicked!
    Santa has permeated pop culture to the point of being a comic book character, many times over.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    We take another look at Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer and ask the questions as to how you incorporate him into your Santa. Is he a valued member or just a part of the special team?
    Feature Interview
    This month we are taking a look at added-value Santas. Those that bring something else to their performance other than a ho-ho-ho. We talk to the @Singing Santa, Tom Long and magician/Santa @Chris Capstone. They talk candidly about their bonus skills and whether it’s been good or bad.
    Mrs. Claus Corner
    Our Mrs. Claus, @Nancy Hopkins, is back with a bag of tricks that you just might want to add to your Mrs. Claus including books, temporary tattoos and movie nights.
    Sponsors
    Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com
    Patron Donations
    SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer
    The Singing Santa - Tom Long

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    Michael Rielly updates us on more of the recent changes the ClausNet.com website has been seeing including the all new landing page for the podcast and a new reward system.
    Then Greg looks at: a new film project that will be coming to theatres starring Duane Johnson; a woman who is reconnecting families with long-lost photos and a story about Don Duga and his importance to the Christmas season.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    We look at several questions like where does Santa go to the bathroom and the real tough question and tragic events and then we hear from other Santa’s when kids ask about visiting the North Pole.
    Feature Interview
    This month we have an in-depth chat with our main sponsor, Bill Dendy with Santa’s Tailor all about the process that he and his team of elves go through to create an incredible look for Santa.
    Sponsors
    Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com
    Patron Donations
    SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer
    Black Hills Santa - Jason Yeary

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    Not a lot of Santa news for June but there is a very heartwarming story out of England about an unusual way for Santa to get a child's letter.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    We take a look at the issue of having to prove to kids that you are the real Santa from the mildly skeptical to the outright dis-believer. You share some ideas on how to deal with these special kids.
    Feature Interview
    Santa's beard is one of the most important parts of the overall look but what about those of us that can't grow a big beautiful beard what whatever reason? Tom Sheerin joins us to talk about being a traditional or false bearded Santa. Tom talks about things to look for, how to care for and how to apply your beard and mustache for a very convincing look.
    Mrs. Claus Corner
    Nancy Hopkins joins us again as we begin a new regular feature devoted to the Mrs. Claus character and Nancy begins with a look at some of Mrs. Claus clothing. She talks about different looks and then gets undercover with a discussion about important undergarments you should be using.
    Sponsors
    Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com
    Patron Donations
    SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    A number of Christmas Santa’s have been busy working during the off season to spread the joy!
    Answers from the Big Chair
    We spend some time talking about a very sensitive subject…Santaphilia or the sexual attraction that some people have for Santa Claus.
    Feature Interview
    Luis Sequeira, the costume designer for Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles, discusses how he came up with the unique look and gives us some tips to make your suit more comfortable as well as more authentic.
    Santa’s Workshop
    Time to bring Mrs. Claus into the conversation. Nancy Hopkins joins me to talk about her character and things other Mrs. Claus can bring to the party.
    Sponsors
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    In this episode...
    Santa News
    There are several new Santa themed shows that you will NOT want to watch & traffic issues for Santa Claus, Indiana
    Answers from the Big Chair
    He sees you when you’re sleeping…he knows if you’ve been bad or good! Is Santa really ALWAYS watching me?
    Feature Interview
    Few people make a year-round business of Santa Claus and the Christmas spirit but Russell Ince’s Christmas Imaginarium is a highlight all year long!
    Sponsors
    Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com
    Patron Donations
    SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    The ClausNet Santa Claus Network will soon get an update. Founder and Head Candy Cane Tester, Michael Rielly discusses some of the new features and enhancements coming to the Internet's oldest and largest online community for Santas and Mrs. Clauses.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    The story of Santa Claus is ever-changing. In this month's episode we take a look at how Santa's story has evolved over the years.
    Feature Interview
    Legendary Santa Claus and International Santa Claus Hall of Fame inductee, Phil Wenz takes a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to chat with us about becoming Santa Claus and incorporating new ideas into your own portrayal.
    Sponsors
    Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com
    Patron Donation
    SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life -- including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. In this episode, we discuss how social distancing and the pandemic has affected what we do.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    Have you ever gotten the question, Does Santa Ever Die? How would you reply? Learn how your fellow brothers and sisters in red have handled those questions.
    Feature Interview
    In this month's episode we speak with Mrs. Claus Eileen Strom about the care and maintenance of our Santa suits.
    North Pole Marketplace
    As we enter 2021, we take a look back at the 2020 season to discuss what worked and what didn’t work. And what changes we have in store for the upcoming season.
    Special Guest
    Tune in to hear from this month's surprise guest!

    In this episode...
    Santa News
    We speak with Lehari Kaustel, CEO of Global Virtual Solutions, to learn more about the first Virtual Global Santa Claus Congress to be held on December 13.
    Answers from the Big Chair
    This month we ask seasoned Santas how they handle the question When is your birthday? And how they respond to Prove You’re Santa! The answers to these questions may surprise you.
    North Pole Marketplace:
    Effectively using social media and beard care toips and tricks are discussed in our North Pole Marketplace segment.
    Feature Interview: 
    We chat with ClausNet Founder and Chief Merriment Officer, Michael Rielly. Michael describes how the ClausNet Santa Claus Network began and where its headed.
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    Patron Donation
    Santa Bill Maney

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