Santa oversees the making of toys, but it's far from his only duty. Here's what he would earn this year, based on wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Acts of kindness brighten the holidays for families with children as anonymous donors pay off layaway contracts across the country.
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Anonymous donations are popular during the holiday season, but some people make it personal by giving to individuals in need.
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