Santa’s back in town with inflation, inclusion on his mind


              Santa Claus waves from atop a float along 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
            
              Santa Claus waves from atop a float along 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
            
              Santa Claus waves from atop a float along 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
            
              Santa Claus waves from atop a float along 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
            
              Santa Claus waves from atop a float along 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
            
              This photo shows Melissa Rickard dressed as Santa, with a reindeer at the Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm in Claire, Mich., on Oct. 2, 2022. Rickard, 48, a rare female Santa, first donned the red suit to perform as Santa while in her early 20s. (Melissa Rickard via AP)
            
              This photo shows Charles Graves dressed as Santa Claus in Austin, Texas on on Sept. 3, 2022. Graves is a rare Deaf Santa in his first year donning the red suit as a professional. (Michael J. Samaripa via AP)
            This photo shows Eric Elliott and his wife, Moeisha Elliott, at home in Killeen, Texas, on Oct. 29, 2022. The Elliotts have invested in months of professional training to play Santa and Mrs. Claus but said some prospective clients aren't looking for Black performers. (Eric Rex Elliott via AP)