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Santa Corp. and the Real Costs of Christmas

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Christmas is without a doubt the most anticipated, most heavily promoted holiday in America. But what does Christmas really cost? Making gifts for millions of children at a workshop in one of the world's most remote locations is no easy feat, but Santa Claus has been making it happen for centuries. Let's take a look (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) at what it might take to maintain such an operation.

Santa's workshop is almost as old as the Industrial Revolution itself, but times change, and technology might eventually displace old Saint Nick and his sleigh, too. One day soon, all Santa might need in order to send gifts around the world will be a few design-savvy elves and an Internet connection. If you'd like to learn more about the companies at the heart of this "New Industrial Revolution," then The Motley Fool has a gift we'd like to offer you. We've put together a free report on this technology, its opportunities, and what you can do to get in on the ground floor. All you have to do is click here to get more information now. It's that easy.


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  • Report this Comment On December 25, 2012, at 10:21 AM, irvingfisher wrote:

    Couldn't find the symbol for Santa Corp. Is it OTC?

  • Report this Comment On December 25, 2012, at 12:24 PM, benthalus wrote:

    Well, I'm not surprised at this level of industry dominance. If Santa knows what every boy and girl has done this year, I'm sure industrial espionage is a cakewalk.

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