27 сентября 1937 года открылась первая в мире школа Санта-Клаусов

The school for foreign Santas was created in the small town of Albion, New York, USA. What were the students taught?

Many things: responding to kids’ tricky why questions, talking to the parents the right way, singing Christmas songs, and even gaining weight – there is no such thing as a skinny Santa Claus. Today, countless and totally non-magical Santa Claus schools across the world are training the aspiring Santas in history, the art of make-up, costume, psychology … and a lot of other things, including physical training – many kilometres of walking door to door “in full fighting order” – in a fur coat and with a bag of gifts – is no walk in the park.