Yes, You Can Find a Santa for Hire on LinkedIn
If you need to hire a professional Santa this holiday season, look no further than that ubiquitous networking site, LinkedIn.
Quartz tracked down some Santas who advertise their expertise on LinkedIn. One serves as the Chairman of Discover Santa 2016, and is employed by the Kringle Group, LLC. While none seem to be educated at the North Pole, there are a few who attended the Charles W. Howard Santa School, known as one of the most prestigious Santa-themed educational institutions in the U.S. Some advertise themselves as a team, with Santa, "Mrs. Clause," and an elf as a single package.
The holidays are not the only time you can request these Santas’ services, either. One Kentucky Santa, who describes himself as “an experienced real bearded Santa Claus for hire,” says he’s “available year round for home parties, Grandkids visits, company/corporate parties, family reunions, photo opportunities, product promotions, commercials and Holiday kick-offs.” He also refers to himself as “this old reindeer driver.”
This may be the only time LinkedIn could be described as full of mirth.
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