Here's an image of Santa George interviewed on Brighthouse Network's Bay News 9 while he is getting ready to deliver toys to some very special children.
Everyone had the most wonderful time on Saturday night....we all entered the room as adults and left as carefree children reveling in the spirit of Christmas you brought with you! Everyone...and I do mean everyone....said that this party, was the best one they have ever been at and I've thrown some pretty great parties before...so the recognition of the "best" was not given lightly. We all had the most fun with the story and the adults participating as snowflakes as well as readers! It it tough to pick the best moment, since the whole experience was full of songs, pure joy, and the magic of Christmas!
If for some strange reason you might ever need a recommendation PLEASE....PLEASE...give them my name and work number! And please post my recommendation on your website and my number/email if needed!
But I'm afraid you have caused a bit of trouble too....for yourself of course....so you better start planning on a new story for next year!!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas...and remember...I've been a very good girl and worked hard all year...so load up the sleigh!
Here are critiques from several family visits. The questions Santa asked them about his performance are in red
What would you suggest I do different?
Nothing! You are the most "authentic" Santa I have ever seen, knowledgeable, and fun.
Was I to long?
No, you were not too long...you could have stayed all day!
Did I appear to be unorganized?
Everything seemed to flow together...you appeared well organized.
Anything I can improve on? Meeting the kids? The reading of books?
Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas", singing Christmas carols and listening to you talk of "The North Pole" was wonderful and I had forgotten about Olive the other reindeer (LOL).
Anything you can think I overlooked?
Having something to say about each one gathered was great as you looked over your Naughty or Nice book.
Having Santa come for the kids (and the adults too!) was such a special thing for our family and friends! You did an excellent job and boy did you look like Santa! I only have a couple of things to suggest. When I was taking pictures, a door to another room was open and you could see all the stuff. So make sure doors are closed around you for better pictures! I know it was hot, but maybe get a picture of the kids on your lap before you take off you Santa jacket - or leave on the hat! I loved every minute of it and I hope we get a chance to do it again!
I thought that he was wonderful!!! I loved everything about it!!
It was a great experience, I especially loved the educational part and learning about reindeer food.
It was not too long and it was all very well organized, good soothing voice the kids could respond to as well as the adults. Excellent improvisation, maybe just a little better background knowledge of some of the people before hand (maybe pictures to help associate names and faces would be helpful), other than that it was great, I will gladly recommend you to others.
I think he did an awesome job! It really helped my daughter believe more in Santa (because she is at the age when the kids at school are starting to tell her he isn't real!) We had such a great time! I can't think of anything that he needs to change!
From your helper Elf and Webmaster:
I was not surprised that you would do a GREAT job! You were always an articulate public speaker. You'd take control of meetings, (back in the old days) yet still make them humorous if needed.
I know I surprised you at the last minute with my families 'naughty or nice' list, but you still did an incredible job of improvising things! Having special (or funny) things for you to say about each one present, would always be a nice touch. And photos (like suggested above) with their list would add even more to the mystery of Santa, since then you could look directly at the person and say their name!
Even though our reading of “The night before Christmas” together was unrehearsed, I think it went well! With a print-out of the responses you want to give, (or even two books with your responses in one) anyone at one of your visits could have fun doing the reading with you. I SURE DID!
Photos with the full suit on would be nice, either before or afterwards, (or just with your hat like suggested above) but the casual shirt you had on underneath was also beautiful and keeping with the theme.