In 1983, the White House Santa Was Mr. T
In December of 1983, Mr. T went to Washington to help the First Lady unveil the White House Christmas decorations. The A-Team had premiered earlier that year, but why did Mrs. Reagan choose B.A. Baracus for this assignment?
"Nancy Reagan was campaigning to get kids to say no to drugs," Mr. T told The Independent in 2008. "They heard about me going round schools telling kids to stay away from drugs."
The First Lady received a Mr. T doll, and Mr. T got a peck on the forehead. "Oh wow, man," San-T Claus joked. "That'll start some scandal."