CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)-- It's something you'd never expect to see. Call it a sign of the times.
This may be one of the saddest sights of a struggling economy and even more depressing than an empty mall during the holiday season - a mall Santa without a mall.
With most of the stores closed, this year the Crestwood Mall will have no Santa.
It’s not easy for this Santa without a mall, but he is still not ready to hang up the red suit. He picks up a few Santa jobs here and there.
For now, this mall's Santa is gone, but he hasn't left Crestwood.
This Santa is still waiting for a phone call for a chance to bring his Christmas magic to all.