I was fortunate enough to get a little Q&A with the big man himself this year.
We're like this *crosses fingers* and he let's me pick his brain sometimes when I shoot him during the holidays.
This is what we discussed on our last day:
M: In these times of financial struggle, your business is unique in that it has no revenue and yet is the biggest provider of every consumer product in history. Can you share your business knowledge with the rest of us?
S: I have found many people over the years to help give to the children of the world, plus I have lots of endorsement deals *cough, cough - Coke!*
M: So is it safe to say that you're a non-profit?
S: Yes, you could say that. Santa has a dark past and feels that he must atone for his many sins... *munches on cookies*
M: What do you attribute your great longevity to?
S: Magic... and a balanced diet/exercise regime. *drinks milk*
M: Do you ever shave the beard?
S: Never, I have to keep it - but I don't want it. Everyone thinks it's a magic beard but it took me 20 years to grow.
M: What do you say to those that think Santa Claus and overall commercialism have corrupted the meaning of Christmas?
S: Ho! Ho! Ho! Next question...
M: Do you have any children of your own?
S: It's possible, somewhere out there. Sometimes Santa delivers extra treats to certain naughty girls - they know who they are... *belly jiggles like a bowl full of jelly*
M: Have you ever thought of upgrading from the sleigh and reindeer?
S: I've thought of a fighter jet but it doesn't hoer well for roof landings. A helicopter was my next choice but certain countries would try to shoot me down. I would certainly never consider using an F-35, take that Stephen Harper!!
M: It's said that you know when children are good and band and watch them to determine this - how many hours a day do you spend secretly watching little children?
S: Ho! Ho! Ho! This interview is over!!
Thanks to all of my clients, fans and supporters for a wonderful 2012 and I can't wait to show you all of the new work and projects and fun things coming in 2013!