Santa Joy

Santa Joy

Celebrating her birthday a week before Christmas, Joy Gatz has always loved the holiday season, especially bringing holiday cheer to children. Joy is hoping to win the grand prize to help care for her disabled mother, along with her two children and husband, a school principal in Illinois. Using her designing skills, Joy creates hundreds of greeting cards every season, as well as Santa hats for all the kids at her children's' school. Joy has never gotten to play Santa professionally because she says no one will hire a female Santa, but she thinks her bow-tying and crafting skills will give her a leg up on the competition.