Melted My Heart
Our experience with Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus was absolutely Fabulous! From the start, the communication was informative and very helpful, and the day of our event could not have been more perfectly preformed!
Seeing my Grandkids, and family smile, laugh and sing, melted my heart and the comments from everyone, about our event will not be forgotten!! Can’t wait for our pictures to get developed!! Thank you so much, Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus!!
Reviewer: Kim Calderwood
Gracias Santa Claus
Gracias Santa Claus. Mis hijos estaban emocionados cuando les hablabas en Español. Están convencidos de que eres el “real deal”.
Thanks For Making Christmas Great
Santa Brad and Mrs Claus came to a family get together that we had so that we could take pictures and have all the kids talk to Santa. It was great! The kids loved it they sang songs and Santa told stories and we got all of the pictures we could take. I would definitely recommend Santa Brad and Mrs Claus. Thanks for making Christmas great
Reviewer: Marcus Berry
My Son Went Home Right After We Saw You And Cleaned His Room!!!
Brigham city visit
Nice to see you on Saturday Santa! My son went home right after we saw you and cleaned his room !!!!
My kids know that you are the real Santa Claus. Because first of all, not just anybody gets to ride on a firetruck. Then your beard was not fake and you knew that they had been naughty. And finally, when you left and went to your truck, your license plate said “KRINGLE.”
My daughter was blown away when you called her Princess. She said “How did he know that’s what Daddy calls me.” She was also very impressed that Mrs. Claus was with you. She said “She’s even prettier than I imagined.
Jack Frost was nipping at our noseys and toesys. However my kids were so excited to see you that we did not mind. Even my 15-year old sat on your lap and told you what she wanted for Christmas. She even smiled for a family picture. Shocked us all. Thank you, thank you Santa. You are truly magical.
Everyone hooted and hollered when you mentioned that you gave out reindeer poop instead of coal to misbehaving kids. My family thought it was pretty cool when you said that you do not have a Naughty list. You said everyone is on the Nice list, some are just a degree or two higher or lower than others.
Santa And His Wife Were Over-The-Top
My family and I went to the Reindeer Express on Friday the 1st. We were blown away with the reindeer, camels and other animals. We are students at USU and even though it’s an agricultural college, we are not used to seeing animals. The segments with Santa and the animal doctors was great information.
Your Santa and his wife were over-the-top. They had my children, my husband and I believing they were the real deal. Santa interviewed the children to make sure they were cleaning their rooms, picking up their toys and putting clothes away as well as minding mom and dad. He told them that he no longer brought coal to naughty children. He said it was not as good the environment as the alternative. The alternative? … reindeer poop. He said he had lots of it as he pointed to the reindeer. It was recyclable and they were to be careful when they put their hands in the stockings because it might be fresh. Roars of laughter from the kids and all their friends. Too funny. Santa and Mrs. Claus were great.
Witty & Wonderful
Witty & Wonderful
Santa Brad and Mrs Claus were wonderful. Santa’s comments were so fun and witty – they really were able to cross all age levels at our event. (2yrs -83yrs). Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus were so easy to work with as we coordinated our event. At the end Santa reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas and Jesus birth – and that Christmas is about giving love. We ended with singing Silent Night. A truly wonderful experience. Santa Brad and Mrs Claus exceeded my expectations.
Gig Salad Reviewer: Gunnell
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Dear Zermatt Resort
Dear Zermatt Resort
Just wanted to tell you thank you for having Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus visit your establishment. We saw the Claus’ walking around your square. Santa walked up to us and wished us a merry Christmas. My husband and I were intrigued by his looks and attire. He is the PERFECT SANTA. His curly, white hair, twinkly eyes and rosy cheeks were Santa-perfection. Mrs. Claus was great also. She looked a bit young to be the matronly wife of Santa but she was beautiful and charming.
We took some “selfies with the elfie” as he called it and then Santa Brad recorded a small video to our children and grandchildren. He was tremendous and hilarious. He had everyone around us in stitches.
BTW we got his contact name and number from his “KRINGLE” Explorer in your parking lot.
Again, thank you
It wasn’t your “typical visit from Santa"
It wasn’t your “typical visit from Santa”, Santa Brad brought Mrs. Claus with him. The singing and joking and laughing all added to the spirit. Santa Brad brought the magic of Christmas to our holiday party. The children loved the audience participation – laughs and memories to last a lifetime. Amazing, not only do I feel he was the best Santa I have yet to see, many parents commented that he was as well. One little girl was overheard telling her Mother ” I know he IS the real Santa because he knew I’d been good.
Reindeer Express USU Veterinary School
Reindeer Express USU Veterinary School Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus were wonderful. They worked so hard to please all of the kids and perform in our skits. We had a tough event with several thousand people in attendance, and “the Claus’s” were amazing. No concerns with ever hiring them again. Simply WONDERFUL people!
Our children and grand kids were flabbergasted and astonished when they received the video message from Santa.
I would like to thank you and everyone else involved with the 2017 Christmas Tree Jubilee. This event helps us get the holiday season started off on the right foot. My husband and I have been attending the Jubilee for almost 6 years. The volunteers and the event staff have made our experience very enjoyable.
On that particular note, we have really enjoyed the Santa and Mrs. Claus that you have on the opening night. This Santa couple are funny, charming and classy. Their attire is spot on and he looks just like the Santa I imagine when I think of a perfect Santa.
We met up with Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus after the event. As we posed for pictures with Santa, he suggested that we video tape a message from him to our grandchildren. We gave him their names and then as we started the taping, he called the children by name and reminded them the clean their rooms, pick up their toys and put their clothes away. He also told them it was very important to mind their parents as well as Grandma and Grandpa. What topped off the video was the fact that if they did not do these things, Santa would bring them reindeer poop. He stated that coal was not environmentally friendly. He said he had lots of reindeer droppings and he admonished them to be careful when they put their hands in their stocking, because the poop might be fresh. By the way, our children and grand kids were flabbergasted and astonished when they received the video message from Santa.
The group around us went nuts, he must have recorded 6-8 messages while we were there.
I did not mean to ramble. We greatly admire you and your organization and all that you do. Please give them all a big hug and a hearty thanks for all they do.
Two Color Photography Christmas Card Palooza 2017
Two Color Photography Christmas Card Palooza 2017
We had the most incredible morning! Santa and Mrs. Claus were pure perfection and as jolly as you would expect him to be! Besides the freezing cold temperatures, it was the perfect Christmas Card Palooza! …Oh my heck I love this Santa and Mrs. Claus and their outfits were incredible….He truly was amazing…He is the real Santa! … His humor and demeanor are just exactly what Santa should be… My children loved Santa Brad and Grandma Claus… Sandy kept talking about Santa and Mrs. Claus for a week. This couple was beyond spectacular…
Bear Lake KOA Christmas in July 2017
(Letter to Bear Lake KOA) … We were also pleasantly surprised at your Christmas in July theme. We all thought it was fun to see the different decorated units. We were very delightfully surprised when we met Santa Brad. He was one of the best looking Santas that I have ever seen. His face, sparkly eyes, beard and hair were just what I imagined Santa should look like. His humor and demeanor were beyond description. We all hooted, hollered and laughed as he interviewed all of us, not just the kids. He even knew where we were from…Archer, Idaho. I don’t know where you found him, but he is a keeper.
Note from Santa: I grew up going to school in Archer, Idaho. I still have family in Archer … I go back often. My parents are interred there.
His looks and manner were just like the story books...
We met Santa Claus (Santa Brad) on vacation at the KOA Bear Lake. What a great Santa. My kids were acting up and being a bit naughty. I kept telling them that Santa would not approve of their behavior. When the kids (and all of us) saw Santa Brad, we were amazed. His looks and manner were just like the story books. The hayride with Santa was a blast. He did a little interview with my 3 children. He asked them if they were being good to each other, minding their parents and grandparents and keeping their rooms clean. He told them if they were naughty he would put reindeer poop in their stockings. This made everyone roar and squeal with delight. The kids promised to be good. We got our pictures taken with him and it was an unforgettable time. My children were angels for the rest of our trip. When they got home from vacation they ran to clean their rooms.
SHE WENT NUTS
The other day, my family met Santa Brad while he was on vacation at Lagoon. My daughter was just on the verge of no longer believing in Santa when she spotted him. SHE WENT NUTS. He was getting off the little train and she latched on to him.
He was the perfect epitome or personification of what Santa should look like. First of all he was wearing a North Pole T-shirt. His was a bit short, kinda stout and had perfect white hair and a beautiful beard. His eyes twinkled as he talked to us. The children (and adults) were almost hypnotic as he interviewed the children and asked them if their rooms were clean, if they minded their parents and grandparents and if they were being good. He even showed us his Universal Sleigh Driver’s License with his picture.
The children squealed with delight when he told that that he no longer brought coal to the naughty children, instead he brought REINDEER POOP! He told them it was environmentally safe and he had plenty to share. He also advised them to be careful when putting their hands in the stockings, because it might be fresh. This response made everyone around us laugh a joyful laugh. We decided that we had to have our picture taken with him.
The children have been talking about this encounter for several days. They have cleaned their rooms, they are being nice to each other and most of all, my daughter still believes in Santa Claus.
Santa Brad asked me to contact him when she is ready to make the transition. He says he has learned a few tips to help ease from believing to supporting.
Thank you Santa Brad. You are a true representative of Christmas. We will be contacting you for our family Christmas party.
The whole experience was full of songs, pure joy, and the magic and mystic of Christmas!
“Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus,
Thank you for your visit….When you entered the room the place lit up. Even though there were adults and children at the party, all of us became as carefree children celebrating in the spirit of Christmas the two of you brought with you!
My family and friends marveled at the real-beard and rosy cheeks, as well as your costumes and your wit and humor. Santa Brad had everyone laughing so much many of us were in tears. The experience was unsurpassed. We have had other Santa couples before, but you guys blew the rest out of the water.
All the family and employees…and I do mean everyone, said that this Christmas party, was the best one they have ever attended.
It is tough to pick our favorite moment, since the whole experience was full of songs, pure joy, and the magic and mystic of Christmas!
My sister said that Santa Brad did an awesome job! It really helped her daughter believe more in Santa (because she is at the age when the kids at school are starting to tell her he isn’t real!) Even the teenage nieces and nephew were bedazzled and excited.
Have a wonderful Christmas…and remember…I’ve been a very good girl and worked hard all year…so load up the sleigh!”
This is a lengthy but worth-while message in support of Santa Claus.
This is a lengthy but worth-while message in support of Santa Claus.
“Real Christmas Spirit. That is the name of his website and that is what we observed yesterday.
My family and I were at our local gas station, Santa Brad was there also. While he was filling his Explorer, my children were asking him all sorts of questions about the North Pole and the reindeer, favorite cookies and Mrs. Claus etc. We were interrupted by a lady who seemed to be very upset that Santa was the main reason for the removal of Christ from the Christmas theme. She ranted and raved about how Santa and the evil retail establishment were polluting the minds and spirits of children and adults and forcing them to spend lots of money and push Christ away from the public. She cited a particular commercial from Chrysler with children portraying elves and Santa as the Sales Manager.
Santa Brad chuckled and then stated that although he could not speak for all Santa’s however, the Santa portrayed in the Chrysler commercial is his good Santa friend, Ed Taylor. ‘I cannot think of anyone who has more Christ-like attitude than Santa Ed.’ Santa Brad continued, ‘Santa Ed and I belong the same organization.’ He pointed to a decal on his SUV. IBRBS it stands for International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. ‘Our organization promotes peace and good will to all. Our mission statement has many tenets. A couple which state: We uphold the magical spirit and the true meaning of Christmas; We promote the joy of giving; and We respect the diversity of Christmas traditions throughout the world.’ Santa Brad also stated that as a professional Santa he is bound to the oath and he chooses to follow the Santa Claus Oath. Part of which states: I know the “real reason for the season” and know that I am blessed to be able to be a part of it.
(I googled the oath) www.ibrbsantas.org/santa_claus_oath.html
Santa Brad then pointed to another decal on his vehicle, which showed a picture of the nativity and Santa Brad’s support of the true meaning of Christmas. Again, Santa Brad stated, ‘I cannot speak for all Santa’s but I think if you look at the credence and beliefs of many professional Santa figures you’ll find the same support of Christian values.
This lady seemed to calm down a bit. She had a large beverage container. Santa Brad reached into his vehicle and pulled out an orange soda pop. ‘Let’s toast to Peace on Earth and Good Will to All Men.’ She laughed and they toasted.
Just then, Justin, a local man with “special needs” walked up to Santa Brad and gave him a big hug. ‘I love you Santa, can I have a soda pop?’ Everyone laughed as Santa got Justin his bottle of pop. ‘I hope I have enough’ Santa said.
This event caused a great discussion within our family about being kind and loving to everyone. Just like what Christ has taught us and just like Santa Brad and his fellow Santa’s are teaching us.
Thank you Santa Brad and to all Santa’s everywhere.”
#SantaBrad #RealChristmasSpirit #UtahSantas #IBRBS
At 25, I feel I am a little too old to believe in Santa Claus.
At 25, I feel I am a little too old to believe in Santa Claus. I had the faith he existed and felt in my heart he was real, but not physically real until … I was in our parking lot refilling windshield washer units (I manage a local gas/convenience store). Walking across the parking lot was an elderly gentleman with snow white hair and a white beard, round glasses, wearing a red flannel shirt, green jeans, black boots and a green, knit cap. He smiled and said, “Hello, Thomas” as he passed. I said “hi” and stopped, he kept walking. No one has called me Thomas since High School and then it was my teachers. It wasn’t until a few seconds later I realized I didn’t know him yet he knew my childhood name. I had never seen him before and I wondered how we knew each other. I watched him as he got into his SUV. It said “ST NICK” on the license plate. His license plate frame stated, ‘MY OTHER CAR IS A SLEIGH, NORTH POLE ALASKA”. Strange? Yes, but it extremely lightened my mood. I was humming happy Christmas songs for the rest of the day and everything else was marvelous. I did get his name and contact information from the side of his vehicle. Thank you, Santa Brad for restoring my belief in Santa Claus and the joy and goodness he brings. Tom N.
For a short moment in time you had me, my husband my four other kids and others in Costa Vida, all believing that you were the real deal.
As he got out of his vehicle, we saw the perfect Santa persona.
Email sent to the American West Heritage Center
My family and I recently went to Baby Animal Days at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah. We had a blast. This has been a tradition for our family for many years. Even my daughters in California return with their families for this wonderful tradition. The baby ducks, chicks, goats, lambs and other babies are delightful. We really enjoy playing games at the Pioneer site and learning survival skills at the Mountain Man cabin. It is a custom for my children and grandchildren to ride the train. You can imagine our surprise when we were waiting in line to ride the miniature railroad, that when the train and engineer came into view that the train driver looked very familiar. His long white hair and beard reminded us of Santa Claus. I was about to say something to the grandkids when 4 year old Allison, shouted “Santa Claus is driving the train.” Her child-like outburst caught her by surprise and she clapped her hands over her mouth and was greatly embarrassed. Stating something that everyone was thinking was pretty funny. All those within the sound of her voice started cheering and clapping. When the train arrived and we were about to board, my family were joking and chatting about the Santa-like figure standing before us. We were all amazed at his presence. He had the shining eyes, rosy cheeks and a jolly smile and a great Sana-like voice, just like the story. Although his belly did not resemble a bowl of jelly and he was not smoking a pipe, we were all mesmerized. Even his hair and beard was wind-swept and was as “white-as-snow. Everyone had a good laugh and hooted and hollered when during his safety instructions, he stated “Welcome to the Polar Express.” During the two laps around the track my grand kids and those around us sang Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Afterwards Santa gave everyone a high five and/or a fist bump as well as an admonition to be good for goodness sake. My family could not stop talking about this experience for the rest of the day. We decided to go back the next day because we were not able to see the baby bears. At the beginning of day there is always a flag raising exercise. After a beautiful song and raising of the flag, we again saw Santa Claus participating in the black powder gun salute. This time he was dressed in the traditional mountain man garb with a red vest and a green shirt and hat. The boys in my family thought the gun salute was pretty neat. We hurried to the Baby Bear exhibit and had such a joyful time. We spent the rest of the day at AWHC and rode horses and the electric bull ride and we even saw bison up close. We did not see Santa for a while, until we were getting ready to leave. We saw and witnessed the true, giving Spirit of Santa Claus. An elderly gentleman’s electric wheelchair had broken down. Santa called to a few of his friends and AWHC staff members and they began discussing how to get the man, his wife and the wheelchair to the parking lot. It was a long way to go for a person who could not walk well. Santa and a big mountain man began pushing the chair to the parking lot. AWHC staff members took the man and his wife in a side-by side vehicle. This really impressed my family. This selfless act caused our hearts to become full and even a few tears appeared. My misty-eyed 17 year old twin grandsons stated that was “pretty cool.” My 6 year old grandson, Nathan, said “I want to be a Santa Claus when I grow up… or maybe a big Mountain Man.” We all laughed, and I gave a silent prayer of gratitude for a great example of a good deed and unselfish love. Thank you, American West Heritage Center for a great family experience full of lots of fun and wonderful memories. Thank you for the amazing and cheerful staff and volunteers like Santa Claus.
Santa Brad is really Santa Claus
Marley, Bonnie and Barbara
I have never been so touched by a Santa like I was with you
Thanks Santa and Mrs. Claus you are so priceless.
– Helen G.
Santa and Mrs. Claus made us laugh and cry
The moment they entered the room, Santa and Mrs. Claus had the joint jumpin’. They started with a Christmas song duel between adults and kids. The adults tried hard but the children out sang them. The Clauses are true entertainers.
Santa interviewed the kids, starting with the oldest. Mrs. Claus stated that they discovered that if they start with the oldest kids, the youngest are less anxious about seeing Santa. BTW Santa had everyone in stitches. Usually at our family parties the adults sit around and talk but the children were laughing so much the adults gathered around. My daughter said the she laughed so hard she almost had an accident. He teased the kids about cleaning their rooms and getting reindeer poop if their rooms were not clean. I have heard it from family members that several of the younger and even the teenage kids cleaned their rooms as soon as they got home.
My 91-year-old mother sat on his lap and whispered something in his ear. He whispered something back and they started laughing. My mother later said that she has not laughed like that in years. When I asked mom what she asked for, she said she wanted a new, tall and handsome man. Santa told her that it may take a while but, he had several short ones back at the North Pole, and she said, three will do.
Santa and Mrs. Claus ended with a rendition of Silent Night. My son served a mission in Germany and Santa asked him to sing the first verse in German. I was positive that my son would say no, but he did not. The first verse was sung in German and the other verses were sung in English. It was divine and celestial. Many of the adults as well as older children were tearful.
Thank you Santa and Mrs. Claus for making us laugh and then making us cry.
We love you.
Thank you for restoring the spirit of Christmas to my and my family
I was a bit surprised when you asked me to sit with you and Mrs. Claus and tell you what I wanted for Christmas. I was even more surprised when I told you I wanted a baby for Christmas. We all laughed when you said that Santa and his elves only had a couple of weeks and a baby would take a bit longer.
I revealed to you and Mrs. Claus that I had lost a baby last year around Christmas time. I was shocked that I expressed this to you, but I felt very comfortable and calm. I got emotional. You and your wife got a bit teary eyed and the elegant lady sitting near to us about lost it. You patted me on my back and offered your condolences and prayers. Thank you for your support.
I have good news…I saw my family doctor this morning and we discovered that I AM PREGNANT. I suspected something before I talked to you however, this is a great Christmas present. My husband and I are preparing to tell Mandy and the rest of our families as a Christmas present.
Thank you for restoring the Spirit of Christmas to me and my family.
Linda’s face lit up when she saw Santa Brad at McKay-Dee Hospital Saturday morning.
Linda’s face lit up when she saw Santa Brad at McKay-Dee Hospital Saturday morning.
The 8 year-old blonde, blue-eyed girl dressed in a princess outfit jumped into Santa’s lap and couldn’t wait to talk to her friend.
Linda was one of more than 125 special needs children who spent the morning eating breakfast together while being entertained by a juggler, a singer, a storyteller and Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Linda was born with three quarters of a heart. She had her first surgery before she was five hours old. Before the age of 1, she had a total of six surgeries to repair damage and insert a pacemaker. During one of those surgeries, she suffered a brain injury due to lack of oxygen, her mother said. Doctors stated she would never be able to read, talk or comprehend.
Linda’s mom, Ruth, “But she’s doing all of that, thanks to her teachers at Roy Elementary School,” she said. “They are her miracle angels.”
Santa Brad delivered an authentic performance for the crowd. His “official visit” consisted of one-on-one visits with our guests and a gift hand out. This natural-bearded Santa has you convinced that you have seen the “real” Santa! His has a happy chuckle, warm smile and twinkly eyes! As a member of the McKay Dee Foundation, I had the distinct pleasure of attending an event that was visited by Santa Brad and Mrs. Claus. What an absolute pleasure! The children were as thrilled as I was. I was amazed by the authenticity and professionalism of the duo. This whole event and Santa Brad has helped to set the tone for the rest of my holiday season.
Thank you Santa
She was on Cloud 9
My daughter was pretty bummed that she had not been able to see Santa this year. With dance rehearsals, family parties and other events we were not able to go to the Mall to visit with Santa. This is the first year Laurel has been able to write a letter to Santa all by herself. She really wanted to see if Santa had gotten her letter. Lo and behold Mr. and Mrs. Claus came to the Inspire Dance Winter Recital last Monday. Little Laurel was sure you came to see her perform. She was on Cloud 9. It was even better when Santa talked to her personally and told her that she was one of his favorite performers. Laurel reminded you of her letter and you charmed her with your response. She was also impressed that you brought your wife. The girls were awed and fascinated by her beautiful dress. BTW, Santa, her dance troupe was very excited when you showed up with your beautiful Santa coat, but what really wowed them was that you had on green jeans and candy cane hi-top tennis shoes. Thank you for helping us keep Laurel’s and our family’s Christmas dreams alive. Kim M.
Thank you Santa Brad
What caught my eye were his Candy Cane High-Top Converse Tennis shoes
After he went in, I copied his contact information found on his vehicle: Santa Brad (435) 225-2046 email@example.com realchristmasspirit.com. I love his website! (Please add my letter) I will definitely contact you for our Christmas party. On the way home, my family and I discussed our Christmas memories of Santa. We laughed and laughed and laughed with memories of you and Christmas. Santa, I want to say thank you for making me happy for so many years. I made a list, and you checked it twice. You got everything right.
Thank you, Santa, for bringing joy, happiness and excitement to the millions of people in the world, it seems that everyone gets a burst of energy when December comes. Santa, thank you for bringing my family together every year, and that my family has made it another year together. Without you, my family wouldn’t have a reason to come around and give gifts to each other to show how much we care for each other. From the bottom my heart, Santa Claus, I want to say thank you for the past 65 years.
Sara Nelson Reid
P.S I would like a new, white Escalade if you’re really feeling generous.
The kids and adults had a hard time trying to stump him
I could not be happier and would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
– Colleen B.
This is the real Santa, look at his beard, I dare you to pull it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our event a huge success!
Valerie – Ogden Golf and Country Club
Posted on the Weber County Facebook Page
– Carl B.
They are a “classy” Santa couple with gorgeous outfits!
I have heard nothing but RAVE REVIEWS about everyone’s (parents, kids and grandkids) experience with you
Merry Christmas and thank you.
2014 Primary Children’s Festival of Trees
Santa Brad is the real deal and I think he may actually be the Real Santa Claus!
He joked and kidded with the children and was TOTALLY engaging.
– Whitney and friends
You and Mrs. Claus were PERFECT, as usual!!
– Tray, G.M. Intermountain Farmer’s Association
His dress, mannerisms and showmanship were remarkable
Denice G. Human Resources
You brought back memories of what these senior citizens remember of the Santa of their youth.
Lotus Park Assisted Living
THEY really are the REAL deal.
– Grandma G.
Not since I was a child have I looked so forward to a visit from Santa.
– Jane N.
It was obvious to all that you two are the real deal
– Valerie B. Ogden Golf and Country Club
You two did an absolutely amazing job