Aside from learning the obvious like how to calm upset children and perfect the Ho-Ho-Ho, Santas must be up to all kinds of tasks for the holiday season.
As reported by Fox News, there are fewer than 3,000 Santa gigs a year, making for stiff competition. At Santa University, stand-ins for the big guy learn how to best relate to children and adults while maintaining their jolly spirit.
Turns out waiting in line to see Santa might not be the most frustrating part of the experience.
WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.