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From dressing in the right shade of red to answering inquisitive children's questions about the north pole, the Charles W. Howard Santa School prepares Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ from around the world for the holiday season. 

Joe McGee of Senoia, Georgia, takes a phone call in-between classes during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.

From dressing in the right shade of red to answering inquisitive children's questions about the north pole, the 3-day santa school program prepares Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ from around the world for the holiday season. 

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Wayne Wolczak, right, of Lafayette, Indiana, examines how well he applied makeup to his cheeks Thursday, October 26, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.


From dressing in the right shade of red to answering inquisitive children's questions about the north pole, the 3-day santa school program prepares Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ from around the world for the holiday season. 
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Participants of the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School get off the front of the North Pole Express train after posing for a picture Friday, October 27, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Owosso, Michigan.


The North Pole Express train was used as a model for the train in the "Polar Express" movie. . 
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David Becherer of Madison, Illinois poses for a portrait Thursday, October 26, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.


From dressing in the right shade of red to answering inquisitive children's questions about the north pole, the 3-day santa school program prepares Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ from around the world for the holiday season. 
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Rick Rosenthal of Atlanta, Georgia, center, reacts as he works on his flexibility during a health and wellness session Saturday, October 28, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.


From dressing in the right shade of red to answering inquisitive children's questions about the north pole, the 3-day santa school program prepares Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ from around the world for the holiday season. 
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Fred Ostaer, center, of Norway shakes hands with children at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Friday, October 27, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Frankenmuth, Michigan.


Bronner's Christmas Wonderland touts itself as the "World's Largest Christmas Store."
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Jerry Owens, left, of New Albany, Indiana and David Becherer, right, of Madison, Illinois let out a spirited ho-ho-ho while performing vocal training exercises Saturday, October 28, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.

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Ted Schulz of Bannister, Michigan stands in-between two passenger cars on the North Pole Express train Friday, October 27, 2017 in Owosso, Michigan.


The North Pole Express train was used as a model for the train in the "Polar Express" movie. 
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Don Kupferschmidt of Mildmay, Ontario shows off his Santa themed watch Friday, October 27, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland, Michigan.

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Jerry Julian of Colorado Springs, Colorado looks on as the North Pole Express train leaves the station Friday, October 27, 2017 during the 80th annual Charles W. Howard Santa School in Owosso, Michigan.


The North Pole Express train was used as a model for the train in the "Polar Express" movie. 
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