Thursday, December 16

Santa is getting fatter - Few manage to lose Christmas bulge - Dec 16, 2004
Santa is getting fatter.

In 1996, the largest St. Nick outfit sold at was double-X, and sales of oversized suits accounted for just 12 percent of business. Today, the company offers a quadruple-X, and plus-sized outfits are a third of business.

Another change for the company -- most Santas no longer need extra padding to fill out the suit.

'It's amazing how much larger the Santa suits keep getting,' said company spokeswoman Nanci Spano. 'Nobody really needs stuffers anymore. They're providing their own stuffing lately.'"