(AP) - Call this a Santa Class.

More than 100 would-be Ol' Saint Nicks learned the finer points of Ho-Ho-Hoing, at the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan. The school bills itself as the longest continuously running Santa school in the world. But tuition costs more than cookies and a glass of milk.

These Santas paid $425 for a three-day seminar. Santa's returning for a refresher pay 395 bucks. Doug Dodge -- A-K-A -- Santa Claus, from Burlington, Massachusetts, feels it's worth it. He says portraying Santa is an "awesome responsibility."