And now, let's check in with the shopping malls.......
Of course, Eastwood's Santa makes his whirlybird landing. But on the west side of town, we have ... ummmm ...
I'm sorry, but that's about as exciting as the nameless generic store-brand cereal "mascots." (But I wonder what MGM had to say about that "Leo the Lion" character?)
Then we had Brookwood. The new mall in town had Santa; however I'm sure he was a "designer model":
Some of these books had been in print for nearly 30 years at the time, and were still big sellers!