Santa Claus costume sales with prices ranging from $35 to $400 have increased nearly 10% over this time last year according to Costume SuperCenter.com.
But the good news is Santa costumes are not just for the drunk and merry. Apparently, the costume can also be used for a paycheck.
“According to Simplyhired.com, a mall Santa’s salary can average $24,000 for the season. Self employed visiting Santa’s can get from $150 – $250 an hour. A good quality Santa suit is therefore a wise investment,” Jim Moore, the marketing manager, said.
Clearly the power of Christmas is just too strong to bow down to the evil forces of the recession. Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!