Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus — he’s even a member of the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.
Every year when the days grow shorter and there’s a chill in the air, John W. Johnson dons his Santa cap and the iconic red suit — and he’s been doing so for over 40 years.
While these days his beard is more bushy, Johnson debuted in the role of St. Nicholas at the young age of 6 years old.
Johnson, a member of the Myrtle Beach Church of Christ in South Carolina, believes that being Santa Claus is more important than simply spreading holiday cheer.
Read Audrey Jackson’s story and listen to B.T. Irwin’s podcast interview with Johnson.