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If You Want to be Santa This Season, Here’s What You Need to Know

5:37 PM, Nov 30, 2018

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you’ve met the big guy. You know, Santa Claus.

Here’s the thing: almost anyone can throw on a Santa suit and call it day, right?

If You Want to be Santa This Season, Here’s What You Need to Know

However, if you want to get paid to be Santa, that’s a different story.

We asked Randy Noe, also known as, 'Santa Randy,' a man who plays Santa every year for the kids.

“It’s the most humbling and awesome experience I’ve ever had in my life,” said Noe.

If you have kids, letting some stranger in a suit hold your child could make you uneasy. That’s why there's screening process to become Saint Nick.

According to Noe, if you want to be Santa, you have to be insured through a certain group insurance, and you must pass a background check.

“For someone that’s in a group that has insurance and has a background check, that’s the safest you can be and that’s the most vetted,” Noe said. “It goes nationwide and they check every state for driving records, any kind of molestation charges that, unfortunately, that’s the world we live in, and so it screens all of that out.”

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