Some boys want to grow up to be an astronaut, some want to be the Mall Santa at Prien Lake Mall.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and ask "How do I, Kris St. James, become the Mall Santa at Prien Lake Mall?"

No?

Well... I have the last couple of years. Not for extra holiday cash. Oh no. My reason why is bringing Santa Claus to life and bringing that extra happiness to the local children. There is just something about the red suit and white beard that just brings the extra excitement to a young boy and girl. Some kids start soul searching on the spot.

Was I very good this year? Is this the year I get coal in my stocking?

From what I hear, one of the absolute best things about being a Mall Santa is that if you do a good job, you will be called back year-after-year.