By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Price? $12.99. Scores: Set (2), Appearance (5), Presentation (5), Characters (3), Cost (3).
If our final evaluation were based solely on appearance and presentation, as if Kringle floated in a noncontextual ether, then Boca's Cop Santa would win. Subject J. (all right, her name is Julie Stanford) was quite taken by him. "When he smiles, his eyes smile too," she gleamed. Sweet.
But it's not just about the ho, ho, ho. The final tally Boca (17), Coral Ridge (20), Galleria (14), Dadeland (13), and Aventura (18) puts Coral Ridge's People's Santa over the top. Unfettered access to Santa as well as Mrs. Claus's warm encouragement make him the Santa of the masses.