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No Santa Claus In Stores #82191

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Econ. conditions at holiday season noted to make Santa Claus loser.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Los Angeles, California) Report concerns retailers; decision not to have Santa Claus in stores this year. University of Santa Claus (USC) mentioned. [Santa CLAUS - comments.] Sears and J. C. Penney's said not having Santa. Reasons for decision said space needed for Santa and lines. [Western Temporary Services spokesperson Jenny ZINK - comments.] Gimbel's in New York City noted to still have Santa. ["Santa" Chris SANTEE - comments.] [Del Amo Mall spokesperson Brandace BERGER - comments on effect malls have had on Santa's appearance.] [Steve JACOVES - comments on trying to find Santa for son.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Rose, Judd

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