Every year, tens of thousands don the Red Suit for parties, parades, family and community events.
But only a few have devoted their entire lives to actually being the Old Elf. They Wore the Red Suit is the story of those rare individuals who bring the living magic of Santa to us every day of the year. Paying tribute to the original career-Santa, the legendary Jim Yellig of Santa Claus Land, IN, we'll discover how his portrayal of Santa helped to define the American Santa Claus image we know today.
This film will examine the legend, the vocation and the industry of Santa Claus. We'll visit Santa conventions, Santa schools and hear tales from the only man who learned the Art of Being Santa directly from the master, Jim Yellig. You'll hear stories from Santas across the nation that will bring laughter, tears and awe.
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Watch the trailer.
Fiscal sponsorship provided by The International Documentary Association.