In tough economy, Santas are also suffering
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- For Santas around the country, this holiday season has been more "no, no, no," than "ho, ho, ho." Santas report they have fewer -- if any -- bookings this season, largely because of the still-tanking economy.
Santas report they have fewer -- if any -- bookings this season, largely because of the still-tanking economy.
People apparently don't want to spend $125 an hour or more for a Santa to visit a holiday party.
Nicholas Trolli, the president of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas says many of the members are having a dismal year.
Trolli says many Santas are cutting their hourly rates in half.
Despite the less-than-jolly economic climate, Santas say the joys of the job mostly make up for the tough times.
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