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the fraternal order of real bearded santas


A 501(c) Devoted To The Professional Claus

 

2018 Reunion GraphicFORBS Is Proud To Host The Christmas Community's Most Prestigious Annual Event

The professional "Real-Bearded Santa" can trace his roots back to September of 1994, when ten professional actors met while filming a commercial for German giant Otto Versandt, to promote their Fall catalogue (the one with supermodel Cindy Crawford on the cover).

The shoot lasted 10 hours, and these Jolly Jents had so much fun that they agreed to get together at Clearmann's North Woods Inn after the upcoming Christmas Season, where they would regale one another with Tales From The Chair.  That lunch  was so successful, they all agreed to get together again the next year.  This time several of them invited a fellow Santa, and soon their "Luncheon" was in the national media-- that's when things started to snowball!

(Get it: "Snowball"? Sometimes I sleigh myself!)

That was nearly 24 years ago, and over the decades our Santa Reunion has grown until it now fills the final weekend of each January! 

FORBS invites the entire Christmas Community to help us celebrate our Reunion's 24th Anniversary.

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We Met SANTA SNOOPY!!!!!