Jeff Reuter Is a Third Generation Professional Santa. This Christmas Has Put the Family Trade to the Test.
With his hefty build and long white beard, Reuter, 56, had the look, but avoided the family trade until three years ago. His husband’s friend asked him to take on the role for the family Christmas photo. When Reuter’s mom saw it, she flipped: “You’re a Santa,” she said. “I’m sending you the suit.”