Even Santa isn't Safe!
October 22, 2008 1:43pm CST
after 18 years of planting children on his knee, Michael Graham said yesterday that the Fairfax County mall is not inviting him back this year. Graham said he's not sure why, particularly because he had a contract until 2012. A spokeswoman for the company that manages the mall said Graham has done nothing wrong. It's just that the company wanted a different Santa signed on by the new photo operator who will run the event. That leaves Graham, 51, without work this holiday, who is counting on the $30,000. He just bought a house..Now at risk for foreclosure.
• United States
23 Oct 08
Unfortunately, contracts may be broken. There are certain consequences when some contracts are broken. However, it seems like the Mall here can afford to break the contract and hire a new Santa. That means, unfortunately, that the contract didn't have enough of a penalty to protect the Old Santa.