MIDLAND, Mich. (CBS) — Christmas is still about two months away and Santa needs some help before the big day.

But never fear, his helpers are in training!

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The Charles. W. Howard Santa Claus School is in session in Midland, Michigan.

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Santa students concentrate on their ho-ho-ho’s, their makeup, hair and outfits.

It also helps potential Santas handle the excited young people as the instructors say, it’s how Santa treats the kids that matters the most.

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The school was established in 1937.