25 Days of Claus
Day 16: Shopping Mall Claus
Even old Saint Nick can't be everywhere at all times, but the elf also doesn't trust anyone else to represent him in the public eye; hence, the creation of these entities. Also known by the trade name Generi-Claus, they are mass-produced at the North Pole and shipped around the world to march in parades, sit in malls, and generally just be anywhere people might want to see Santa. Designed from cap to boot for maximum marketable appeal, they also act as a spy network, reporting children's Christmas wishes and overall public opinion back to their reclusive creator.