PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & PORTRAYING SANTA CLAUS
Allowing “the character” to help shape our better behavior is a significant benefit of portraying Santa Claus.
Because we real-bearded Santa portrayers are portraying a character who has such a widespread reputation for being kind, considerate and jolly, and because many of us only portray this single character (and many of us get recognized as Santa in our day-to-day activities) portraying Santa Claus provides us with a unique and very significant opportunity for personal improvement, an opportunity that is simply not attached to other jobs, characters or traditional actors.
Of course, all people can, and should, be good people, but few have the opportunity to have their look help serve as a year-round reinforcement mechanism. 🙂