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Davis was encouraged by his wife, Sachiko, to portray St. Nick while the couple
lived in Japan as newlyweds. Now in his mid-70s, he has been portraying Santa
for more than three decades.
weight, despite his love for sweets, especially cookies.
“I do love cookies, especially peanut butter chocolate chip, and
though the hugs and cookies are the best thing about the job,
I have now chosen to share all of those cookies many of the
children gift to me,” he admitted.
He now weighs 206 pounds and wears a smaller suit with no
“So far I have had no complaints and definitely feel better.”
Davis enjoys private parties the most and often gets appearance
requests from adults who once sat on his lap and now have
children and even grandchildren of their own.
When asked what was one of his most memorable incidents,
Davis shared the story of a flight he was on in 1996.
“I was traveling to New Mexico, returning back home on a
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving,” he recalled. “As the last
passenger to board the flight, I remember the flight attendant
directed me to seat C26 where she shared there were two
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