In case you missed it back in 2006, our town was featured as part of The Colbert Report’s “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude” series – and we have the video to prove it!
Colbert set up a Lincoln-versus-Santa debate, with two representatives from our county.
Will was chosen by producers to be the “Santa Guy” and local historian Jerry Sanders was the “Lincoln Guy.”
Poor Will – during the satellite interview, his audio earpiece worked sporadically at best, so during much of the interview he had a quizzical look on his face. It played well, though, and Colbert was delighted.
Meanwhile, the towns of Santa Clans and Lincoln City continue to exist peacefully, just four miles apart, despite what that troublemaker Colbert was trying to stir up five years ago. It was a fun experience and it’s now a Christmas tradition for all of us here at the park to watch the video each year.
Fifteen years ago, younger Jennifer had some pressing questions for Santa. First of all, is there a Plan B if Santa's a bit under the weather on December 24?
And then there's that age-old "is it the shoes or the toes" question …
Still need to send your Letters to Santa? Please get them in the mail early this week. Those pointy-toed/point-shoed Elves are working hard to make sure Santa sends a personal reply to each: Santa Claus, PO Box 1, Santa Claus IN 47579.
There are so many stories about famous, successful folks who have “worked their way up” in the world. It seems they all got their start in the mail room.
That’s not exactly what’s happened with Amanda, but she has impressed us for years as a seasonal employee who’s brought with her a happy smile and a determination to go above and beyond each day.
Our Communications Department was lucky that Amanda was available when we had a full-time opening recently. She’s jumped in and learned her off-season responsibilities and squeals in delight each time a HoliShop order dings in…
As a former Santa’s Helper out in the park, Amanda wasn’t shy about donning a Santa hat as she packed up orders yesterday.
I think this may be Amanda’s favorite ornament this year. She started out seasonally on the costumed character crew and just loved the hugging, fun dancing, and visiting with children. She’s a big Holidog fan.
For a limited time, we’re offering free postage on HoliShop orders of $25 and more. The online shop includes park souvenirs such as mugs, photo frames, hoodies, and even a piggy bank on clearance.
Other fun gifts for the uber fan are “coaster art” framed photos and gift sets. Mrs. Koch’s 60th Anniversary pictorial history book is paired with a BobblePat, for example. We also have DVDs of last year’s National Geographic Channel’s “World’s Biggest Fixes” episode shot here.
Amanda tries like the dickens to get orders sent out on the same day they’re placed. She’ll even track down Mrs. Koch (which isn’t easy in these days of being one of Santa’s Elves) for her to sign a book or bobble upon request.
Here’s one other neat souvenir ornament I wanted to show you. It celebrates our 65th season with our original ride, The Freedom Train, the park’s Santa statue, our Voyage roller coaster and the logos from Santa Claus Land and Holiday World.
Over the years, Santa has been pulled into situations far more complicated than simple acts of Christmas kindness. But as any parent knows only too well, when it comes to potty training, no level of motivation is off the changing table.