Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas

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Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas
Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas logo.jpg
Type CA non-profit entity
Headquarters Garden Grove, Orange County, California
Region served
National
Membership
850
Official language
English
Director and President Emeritus
Bob Callahan
Website forbssantas.com

The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS) is an American organization for men who look like Santa Claus and make a vow to promote a positive image of Santa.[1] All members, as the name states, must have real beards. The organization meets monthly and hosts seminars as well as classes. It has approximately 850 members in 16 chapters.[2] Membership dues are $25 per year.[3]

History[edit]

The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas was formed as a splinter group of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas after a disagreement over leadership and membership qualifications.[4]

Documentary film[edit]

The organization and its members are a main theme of the 2014 documentary film I Am Santa Claus featuring Mick Foley.

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