Dressing up as Santa Claus is a serious matter.


Dressing up as Santa Claus is a serious matter.

Jonathan rice was first and foremost an entertainer. At the age of 62, he had his own wikipedia page, detailing his work as Santa’s entertainment for 12 years. He is also an image of the wikipedia page of Santa Claus, which could mean that he is actually Santa Claus.

When I called him to ask what he was feeling, his voice sounded happy: “my daughter was nominated for the grammys” (his daughter was the Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso, whom I adored). But I had a feeling that I had not only caught him in the morning, but that his joy had not wavered. I soon learned that he thought the show was a happy part of the year. Maybe that’s why he has such a stable job.

Below, he was told (probably true) Santa’s account.

Lightbulb moment

My daughter will tell you, “dad became an empty nester and became a Santa Claus.” When she went to college, I entered it. My wife suddenly bought a Santa suit from eBay, and frankly, “dude, lose weight”, it was fun to wear a suit, but I never thought about doing Santa’s activities. I mean, I’m a certain shape, I have a big beard, people keep telling me, I look like a Santa, but I never thought about it.

And then one day – that’s about 12 years ago – when you were lying in the bathtub, I thought of an idea. I used to sing in a wonderful performance team, this reminds me of: in a Santa Claus suit, I might be able to hear Bing Crosby, and others in the 40 s and 50 s those wonderful Christmas songs sung. Isn’t that a plea? I might be able to get myself to New York!

So I made a song called Santa Sings. I hired musicians and arrangers – we did everything. And then I found a band and did a couple of shows, which was great. But there’s no need to sing Santa! It’s a rude awakening, but the truth is, I’ve done it, dressed in a suit, and let the entertainer go.


I was part of the real beard Santa Claus international brotherhood, and I’m sitting on the board. We have 1,700 members. I know a lot. I’m not the most beautiful Santa, but the motto here is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Some people like little Santa Claus, some like the incredible Santa Claus. As it turned out, I was fit for a very special Santa Claus mold. I’m the spitting image of Coca-Cola Santa, and that’s my job: I went to a phone, and Coca-Cola saw it. I participated in the sports of 2016 and 2017. There should be some billboards in times square this year!

I have appeared in radio city music hall as a picture of their inner Santa Claus. I have already appeared in the delta airlines flight safety video – in the name “in your side wear a safety helmet before helping others” part of the oxygen mask fell off, and then I put it on the above, and then help an elf. Many friends recognized me.

I also have a special Santa flight suit, which I wear on the plane. It was a red jumpsuit with flying wings, followed by an embroidered sleigh with reindeer that said “Santa’s flying school”. One of my favorite things to do is to walk on a plane, put my hand in the cockpit, “you know, I’m a flyer.” This is great. They like it.

But do you know who loves Santa at the airport? The TSA. They’re crazy. I gave them their formal identity CARDS and said, “this is my clark Kent,” and they turned it over. You think it’s going to be another way – they’ll see me and ask for a cavity search. But it’s interesting


Store work

When you show Santa, you’ll automatically find your heart getting bigger. It’s like stealing Christmas from Grinch. As your heart grows bigger, you realize that children want an adult’s experience of happiness and dedication. When you’re a mall Santa, you ask kids what makes them spanking, what makes them happy, and you bring them joy. And good.

Unfortunately, sometimes, when I’m in the mall, who does the picture of the company I work – god bless, there’s a company there – they want it to be about pictures. But it’s not about this painting, it’s about childhood. And then, if you can get a good picture, no problem.

Many children were afraid at first, either because the people know you are naughty or good throughout the year, or because they are well trained, don’t trust strangers, or because their parents said: on the fat man’s legs “, this is very strange! But as Santa, you can make these moments wonderful. Some children need enthusiasm, ho ho ho! But most just need a warm greeting and a laugh and are asked what they want for Christmas. It’s that simple. When the kids asked me if I was real, I would say, “of course I am! I’m with you! “But I never promised anything. I just listened and said, “it’s a great thing,” or “we’ll see… “(actually, I learned one from my mother).

Santa never pushes anything. Santa is a container. A safe space. Santa Claus does not bring the advantage of capitalism – other entities and marketers bring it. My performance on Santa Claus is pure. Santa Claus originated from a former Christian and is not really affiliated with any religion. Every religion has some Santa Claus. Some people try to put Santa in that box, but my Father Christmas is not in that box.

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We are all peacocks and we love our clothes. It’s a suit, but we like to cheat. Correct belt, suitable shoes, correct fur. I have ten suits. I have three Coca-Cola suits, three standards… And then we went crazy. I have an all-german leather pants and leather shorts, and we haven’t even talked about summer suits. Santa Claus is a clothes horse.

The standard Santa launch is called engineer startup. I have a pair of plain leather and patent leather. People are sharp patent leather. It’s expensive, because it’s not just a suit, you never buy it. You must have accessories. You need a good magic key. I have a real waiter with what reindeers’ leather string real bells. It’s going to last forever.

Here is the kiss of death: “Santa Claus, we have a place for you by the fire”. The suit was designed at 24 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s too bad. Some santas, especially in California, make a copy of the workshop. They wear the whole outfit, and then they take off their coats very ceremoniously, and put them on the hangers so they don’t have to sit all day in a 20-degree dress at the 85-degree mall.

Sometimes your super sweat, but interesting fact: almost every dry cleaner clean Santa suit for free.

Show Santa Claus all year round.

I have a short beard these days, but when I’m full of beard/hair, in Santa’s mode, I get recognition all year long. That’s part of why there’s a “real bearded Santa”, because a real beard gets every day. That’s part of the deal. You embody Santa Claus. I’ve never had a problem with happiness, which is part of the call. I think there will be other Santa Claus in the struggle for this, but I am a very happy, outgoing, enthusiastic, and when he asked Santa Claus, I have never had any problem.

But because I went to a shorter beard, I really didn’t look like Santa Claus. As for my weight, these days I pad. There is Santa Claus who agrees with this ideal of aesthetics, and I certainly know that some will never reject cookies. I already know to reject a cookie, but ask for celery.

It does reduce the joy that comes with it. It’s a responsibility. There is a misconception that Santa Claus is a punisher, but the Santa Claus you are talking about is about joy and love. There is no such thing as a bad boy. They may be a little misdirected or mischievous or angry, but children need to celebrate. This season is about celebrating family, unity and our commonality, not our differences.


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