Professional Santa Claus
FROM Mike Uva
How does Santa keep his energy up? Red Bull Becoming Mr. Claus is a complete mental and physical transformation -- beard dyeing, special shampoos, backstories about reindeer. The top Santas can command a few hundred dollars per hour. We hear from one professional Santa from Los Angeles. Santa Claus, Mike Uva, comes to KCRW! Photo by Amy Ta
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