Santa working from ho-ho-home during coronavirus pandemic
December 20, 2020
DENVER (AP) — On a frigid December night, Michael Cawthra prepared to embody the spirit of Christmas as he slipped into his plush, red coat with the white, furry trim and the matching red cap.
The 66-year-old retired elementary school teacher became a professional Santa Claus in 2008, when friends and relatives noted his graying hair and full beard gave off an unmistakable yuletide vibe. So Cawthra, who never once visited Santa as a kid, sought instruction that helped meld his natural appearance with his pleasant, soothing voice into a harbinger of good cheer.
And he's good at it. Though...