Recession Santas

December 6, 2011 - 2:45 PM
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 photo, Santa, Cliff Snider, gets a kiss on the cheek from Bella Champion, 3, during a Christmas photo shoot at the "Beach Shack" in Emerald Isle, N.C. When Snider, who's been playing Santa since he was a teenager, gets a big-ticket request, he typically answers: "There's an awful lot of children asking for that this year. What else do you want?" (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)