Actor and author Charles Edward Hall doesn’t just believe in Santa Claus. He knows he exists.
And he explains why in his book, Santa Claus is For Real, just published this week.
This Christmas, Charles–whom we’ll call “Santa Charles” from here on–celebrates his twenty-eighth year as Santa in New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. But for Santa Charles, it’s about so much more than playing a role.
In his new book, Santa Charles shares the story of his journey, both as an actor in his role as the Radio City Music Hall Santa, and as a cynic who became a believer.
Santa Charles talked about his own memories of Santa, explained how he first began portraying the Radio City Santa Claus, and shared the onstage experience that convinced both him and his New York audience that “Santa Claus is for real”.