Right jolly old elf. Who loves to bring joy to the hearts of children throughout the year.
Santa Michael is available for virtual visits, socially-distant home/party visits, photo shoots, videos, school/library visits, parades, events for active duty/veteran organizations, corporate events, tea parties, etc. Especially like to help children with special needs.
Santa Michael has many years of experience as an actor (stage/screen), professional real bearded Santa (he was Santa at Santa's Village), singer, and storyteller.
He has attended many professional Christmas performer trainings. Fully Insured and Background checked by IntelliCorp
He did a fantastic job!!! He came into our house full of Halloween party guests dressed as an Ancient Mariner and sat by the fire and told stories for an hour…the guests were completely engaged and mesmerized! He did such a great job! Very professional, very personable. I will definitely hire him again!
Santa Michael is a great Santa — also having his sea legs has a pirate, he brings a powerful presence as he enters a room. Being an ole’ pro, he knows how to soften for the shyer little ones. He’s kind and jolly hearted. Mrs. Claus is kind, she is also tall! She has a real rustic energy, that will playfully get after you if you’ve got holes in your socks. I’m not sure if that makes sense, it’s more a feeling. It’s endearing to this elf and I enjoy working with them both. I recommend them for your holiday gatherings ... also it’s just so nice to have an authentic married couple be the fabulous Mr. & Mrs. Claus!!! Merry Christmas from A. Jolly Elf
I loved his Santa he was in touch with me before the party asked about the kids names and interest plus passed out any gifts we had he sang and read to them I highly recommend him he’s worth the price you will be extremely happy.
He was great with the kids and took his time talking to them and making the evening so special!
Second year we have used this Santa. always a great experience. The kids are mesmerized. Will definitely use him again. Also Santa was great at playing along since one of the kids was sick.
Santa Michael was a perfect Santa Claus, looks, disposition & overall authenticity. He looks awesome in his profile pics but even better in person! My kids faces just lit up with a mix of surprise, joy & excitement. He read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by heart, and took pictures both with our kids, and our toy Yorkie. We sang “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.” He handed out gifts to each one of my kids. He let us ask him questions to which he had answered without hesitation. He gave us information regarding reindeer and how old he is. He also came in and had my daughter’s elf name memorized so she was amazed by that! I would highly recommend him.
Unfortunately I was not able to attend the Christmas Party with Santa but all my employees raved about how great he was and that they really appreciated it. They said he was very realistic, had awesome personality, and brought childhood memories back.
A huge thank you to Santa and Mrs. Clause for making the evening so magical for our kids. Best Santa around!
Both Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus were a hit with the children and adults at the party. They were interactive and kept everyone engaged. Would highly recommend!
What a wonderful couple they showed up on time although we had a Santa that we had hired last year show up at 8 o’clock unbeknownst to us we were confused at what had happened we assumed he was unavailable since he had never responded to my text message I had sent him back in October, he admitted his mind wasn’t what it used to be and had assumed because he had been with us the past two years had a gig with us again this year kind of a crazy excuse. I want to apologize to you Santa for the misunderstanding have a merry Christmas
We were so pleased to have booked Santa & Mrs Claus for our gathering. They surpassed all my expectations and are true professionals. They have a true talent and personality that give everyone a great holiday experience. They have set the bar high and I’m sure god willing, we will book them again in years to come.
Response from Santa for the Holidays:
Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus had a wonderful time visiting with your family and guests last night. We hope we made all your spirits bright.
The little kids were a delight, and they knew all the reindeer names, but it was also fun interacting with the teenagers.
Santa and Mrs. clause were amazing! So sweet and took time for each kiddo. Was the hit of the party. And his chair is a must!!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response from Santa for the Holidays:
Thank you for a such a glowing review. We really did have a lot of fun. The kids were all so attentive and eager, and so were the grownups. It helps us to do a more enthusiastic job when we have such a great audience. You helped us so much by nicely arranging things and gathering your party guests, and having such a great photographer too. Also thank you for arranging the "elves" who carried in Santa's chair. They were very efficient and helpful.
We hope we can be invited to your Christmas parties in the future.
Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus were perfect. They were very communicative and friendly right from the start and worked with me on a schedule/plan to make sure my military teams holiday party was a huge success.
They showed up 10 minutes early, looked amazing, and went right into character entertaining the children with a very animated story to capture the attention of everyone. They then handed out gifts and did a photo op for over a dozen military families and were very patient throughout.
I am extremely satisfied with their performance! They were the highlight of the party. We will be using them for all future Christmas parties and I highly recommend you book them for yours!
Thank you Santa Michael and Mrs Claus for your fantastic support!
Santa was friendly and helpful and the kids enjoyed it
Santa was amazing! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience of having the ‘real’ Santa visit our party. Our guests were so impressed with our Santa they couldn’t stop talking about him.
He was absolutely incredible 100% of the time. He played the creepy butler in a Halloween birthday party for my 7 YO and he blew it out of the ball park. He stayed in character the moment he walked in and even stayed over his time to accommodate any last minute guests. Very helpful, funny, he even sang his version of “Happy Birthday” which was awesome! 100% recommend! He will fully invest in your event!
Michael did a fantastic job bringing attendees into our booth by being our real life "Install Wizard". He presented facts about our products and drove traffic into our booth where our Sales Reps could then tell attendees about the benefits of using our controller and the Install Wizard. He was a friendly, accommodating individual to work with.
We had a Christmas in July themed party for our daughter's 5th birthday. Santa Michael was fantastic! He met with me the day before the party to collect the gift I had him gift to our daughter. He was such a trooper in the hot summer heat! The kids loved his story telling and my daughter was ecstatic that Santa brought her elf Jingle to her party from the North Pole. We will definitely be reaching out to Santa for future holiday parties!
We had a great experience with Santa Mike. He was so good with the kids, prompt and professional.
He looks just like Santa! He told stories and sang songs...it was a perfect day!
Such a great evening with Santa Michael. He is very professional. All the kids and adults were mesmerized as he retold the story about the Night before Christmas. Will definitely use him exclusively in the future.
Awesome, he was just awesome! He captured the kids attention, was a great storyteller, and took good pictures. I will use them again next year.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were excellent. We enjoyed the story, singing carols and of course the "nice list" with presents. Santa was very good with the children and spent a lot of time speaking with them and answering their questions.
Kids were surprised to see Santa arrive at the house. Santa was very entertaining and having Mrs. Claus really put the event over the top. I highly recommend bringing Santa into your home. The kids could not stop talking about it all night.
Santa was amazing. All the children (and Adults) loved him. Thank you so much !!
Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus gave us a great Christmas party. Their communication ahead of time was great and they were exactly on time. They did everything as promised. They read a story, handed out gifts that I provided, led songs and even some dances. They knew the kids names that I provided ahead of time and they were very friendly.
We have an annual Christmas party with all of our neighbors and we have been hiring a Santa for the last 4 years. This Santa is definitely the best! Everyone commented on how great he was. He shows up with a nice list and reads the kids names, he handed out gifts and told them a story then sang Rudolph the red nose reindeer with them. He also took pictures with everyone. It was lots of fun and we'll definitely hour him back.
Santa was a hit! Thank you so much for your service and for keeping the holiday spirit alive at our party! Our guests loved you! We will definitely keep you in mind for every upcoming year from here on out! You are appreciated!
Santa Michael is always a hit. We’ve had him 4 straight years now, and every time we’ve been very happy with his work. The kids are always engaged and ecstatic. He takes time for every child, and parents are always able to get some great photos. We highly recommend him! 👍🏻
Response from Santa for the Holidays:
Santa really enjoyed his visit with your family, and we both enjoyed the cookies he brought home.
Santa Michael was great at our holiday-themed Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Run. Everyone loved taking pictures with him and he was excellent with the kids. Great holiday spirit at our event!
Response from Santa for the Holidays:
Mrs. Claus here ... Santa Michael had so much fun at the Reindeer Run at Fairmount Park. He started the Kid's Run with "get set, get ready, HO HO HO!", and then he was told he had to get to the finish line to greet the kids coming in. So he dashed through the food truck area, to people shouting "Run, Santa, run!" We didn't realize how fun this event is. We love all the cute clever signs along the race route. Next year, we are going to try to get our grandkids to come.
If you are looking for Santa? This is him!! He was absolutely great, he knew everything about himself (Santa), all his folklore and different names by different languages. His visit was just absolute magic, his cheer and spirit were amazing. I can't express what magic it brought to the kids. He brought his own chair which fit perfectly along with Santa. He even called my daughter prior to the event for free, and his voice is 100% Santa. Mrs. Santa was amazing as well she is just perfect and the banter between them both was awesome. I will definitely be giving Santa a call again next year and for any event that is needed. Will HIGHLY recommend him to anyone
We had a wonderful visit from Santa on Christmas Eve! Just the expression on our granddaughters face when she heard the bells and the excitement in her eyes when she saw Santa was priceless. Santa was very sweet and kind and very authentic and professional. Lord willing, we look forward to having Santa visit us again. Would love to make Santas visit a tradition. Everyone enjoyed the visit, even the adults.
Santa Micheal was amazing. He arrived on time and took time to decide the sequence of events. He read the Night before Christmas books to the kids and handed out presents.
The children continued their belief in Santa.
Highly recommend Santa Micheal.
My family was was pleased with Santa Mike. The kids loved listening to him read and the adults appreciated being able to take photos with this loving man.
Santa noticed that two children cam in after he left and he came back in to spend time with them.
He’s just perfect and made everyone’s Christmas special.
Thank you Santa Mike
Did an awesome job.
Santa Michael was absolutely wonderful for our event. His generosity helped our non-profit agency help another non-profit agency by allowing all photos to be available by donation with these proceeds going to our local animal shelter. Santa Michael was easy to work with. Communication was easy and he explained everything I would need to know and even asked questions so that I would be prepared to make the event even better..... Like being able to announce his arrival, things I had not even thought about! He was kind and gentle with the pets and his love for dogs was obviously genuine. He engaged all the children and even the adults!!
Our non-profit would definitely hire him another year.
Mr and Mrs Clause were amazing! Very entertaining and everybody loved them. We will definitely be reaching out to them in the future.
Santa was well received at our corporate holiday party! Kids and adults enjoyed their photos and dancing to the music with Santa.
Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus surprised the kids at our family Christmas Eve. We have a family friend that has a 3 year old with cancer and we wanted to make his Christmas the best one ever. The smile on his face when he got to meet Santa was truly priceless. The story time was amazing and he took pictures with all of the kids.
Thank you both so much!!
Highly highly recommend!!
This is the REAL Santa....real beard, real rosy cheeks and REAL HOLIDAY CHEER! And this Santa brings Mrs. Claus with him! Santa and Mrs. Claus came to RRR (Residents for Responsible Representation) and brought joy, fun and photos to our community group....all of the adults sat on Santa's lap and had their pictures taken and all got candy canes as their reward for being "nice"!
Santa & Mrs. Claus arrived early, set up a fabulous Santa Chair from the North Pole and accommodated all present....my highest recommendations are given.
This was by far the greatest Christmas party my family has had. The kids were so in aww that Santa and Mrs. Claus came to their family Christmas party just for them. The adults even loved having their pictures taken with them.
Price Range: $175 and up.
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
For a simple home or party visit, Santa Michael is happy to meet and greet, talk with the children (and anyone who wishes), pose for photos with guests, hand out gifts or treats (that you provide), read a story, and lead a Christmas song or two.
Mrs. Claus is also happy to come to events along with Santa, or on her own. She is a veteran of Santa's Village, hosting the Tea Parties with Mrs. Claus. For sensitive children, she can sometimes be more approachable and less "overwhelming" than Santa.
For larger events, there are many things Santa and/or Mrs. Claus can do at your event:
-- Make a “Grand Entrance.” High energy reindeer bells, Ho-ho-hos, call & response.
-- Meet and Greet – welcome guests as they enter, or mingle with the guests, and take “Elfies” (selfies with the Clauses).
-- Master of Ceremonies -- make announcements and keep the activities moving. Holding a raffle or trivia contest? Santa can take the lead.
-- Photos – Santa and Mrs. Claus are happy to take individual or group photos with guests. Even more special if you rent our festive Christmas Throne.
-- Hand out gifts, bonuses or awards from Santa’s big red bag. Or help with gift swaps!
-- Be a jolly judge. Ugly sweater contest? Let Santa or Mrs. Claus decide the winners.
-- Sing with Santa: lead the group in fun holiday tunes.
-- Christmas Storytime: tales of the history of Christmas and Santa’s North Pole adventures.
-- Lead or assist with activities such as cookie decorating or gingerbread house building.
For photo shoots, Santa Michael is happy to sit for photos, and has quite a repertoire of Santa-poses. The kids really respond to him, and he is very photogenic. He has worked with JC Penney photo studios and Lifetouch. He can bring along a few various props for the photos, … sleigh bells, magic staff, magic key, book of the naughty and nice list, his big bag for presents, and Christmas story books.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 04, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 04, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|December 08, 2021 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||House Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2021 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2021 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 13, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
|December 17, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2021 • 11:00am - 1:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|December 24, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|November 21, 2021 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Personal Occasion|
|October 23, 2021 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Halloween Party|
|August 05, 2021 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Studio Session|
|July 24, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 24, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|February 16, 2020 • 11:30am - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 31, 2019 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||New Year's Party|
|December 25, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||House Party|
|December 25, 2019 • 6:30am - 6:45am||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2019 • 9:30pm - 10:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2019 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2019 • 12:00am - 12:15am||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2019 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Surprise|
|December 14, 2019 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Product Promotion|
|December 12, 2019 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 02, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||House Party|
|December 01, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 12, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 28, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 11, 2019–September 12, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:00am||Convention/Trade Show|
|July 13, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||House Party|
|December 24, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 23, 2018 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Surprise|
|December 17, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|December 16, 2018 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2018 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Surprise|
|December 08, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 02, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||House Party|
|December 02, 2018 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Festival|
|December 01, 2018 • 4:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 25, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Studio Session|
|November 17, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 13, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Bachelorette Party|
|January 07, 2018 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|January 06, 2018 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|January 04, 2018 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|January 02, 2018 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 31, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||SV|
|December 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 27, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 25, 2017 • 7:00am - 7:30am||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017–December 25, 2017 • 11:00pm - 12:00am||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Helen Gross|
|December 24, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|December 23, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 23, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|December 22, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|December 21, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 20, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 19, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|December 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 17, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||SV|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 8:30am - 3:30pm||SV|
|December 15, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 14, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 13, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 11, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:30am - 4:30pm||SV|
|December 08, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||SV|
|December 07, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 06, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|December 03, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Santa's Village|
|December 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 02, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||Santa's Village|
|December 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 7:30pm||Santa's Village|
|November 30, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Santa's Village|
|November 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|November 27, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|November 26, 2017 • 8:30am - 1:30pm||SV|
|November 25, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|November 24, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Lake Arrowhead Tree Lighting|
|November 24, 2017 • 9:30am - 4:00pm||SV|
|November 22, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|November 20, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||SV|
|November 19, 2017 • 8:30am - 1:30pm||SV|
|November 18, 2017 • 8:30am - 1:30pm||SV|
|November 17, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||Santa's Villagr|
|November 16, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Santa's Village|
|November 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 8:00pm||Citadel Outlet Shops|
|November 11, 2017 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Citadel Outlet Shops|
|November 10, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:30pm||Santa's Village|
|December 31, 2016 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|December 24, 2016–December 25, 2016 • 11:30pm - 12:00am||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 24, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 23, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 22, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 21, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|