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A Journey From Wrestling Cage To Santa's Village

Posted: December 19, 2014

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One of the darkest, most controversial — and most successful characters in professional wrestling history — is also known as Santa Mick.

Mick Foley as Mankind in 1999, and as Santa Claus in 2014. (Courtesy of the WWE/Sean Hurley for NHPR)

You start to notice them in late November — in malls, outside stores, at company parties — the deluge of Santas. But who are the men under the beards and beneath the red stocking caps?

The answer about one Santa may surprise you. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sean Hurley of New Hampshire Public Radio reports that sometimes Santa has a secret he wants to keep.


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