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Bad Economy: Mall Santa Without A Mall

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CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)-- It's something you'd never expect to see, a mall Santa without a mall. Call it a sign of the times.

This maybe one of the saddest sights of a struggling economy and even more depressing than a empty mall during the holiday season, a mall Santa without a mall.

With most of the stores closed.  This year the Crestwood Mall will have no Santa.

It’s not easy for this Santa without a mall but he is still not ready to hang up the red suit.

He picks up a few Santa jobs here and there.

For now this mall's Santa is gone.  But he hasn't left Crestwood.

This Santa is still waiting for a phone call for a chance to bring his Christmas magic to all.