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Living Christmas Co. to Appear on 'Shark Tank'

Will there be a Christmas miracle for Scott Martin and the Living Christmas Co. on ABC's "Shark Tank"?

A Redondo Beach company will get its turn in the spotlight Tuesday night when it appears on the primetime ABC television show Shark Tank.

Scott Martin—also known as "Scotty Claus," the owner of Christmas-tree rental business the Living Christmas Co.—will make an appearance on a special holiday edition of Shark Tank, which will also feature pitches for gluten-free fudge, a cellphone accessory and an indoor/outdoor play space, according to the show's official website.

  • Previously: Scotty Claus Aims for 'Living Christmas

On Shark Tank, entrepreneurs pitch their businesses and ideas to a group of "Sharks"—business tycoons, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, looking to invest in up-and-coming companies. In exchange for a cash infusion, the sharks gain equity in the company.

"(The Sharks will) be feeling a little bit generous" on Tuesday, says a promotional commercial for the show. "And one Christmas pitch … might make this Scrooge smile."

Though the website doesn't specifically state Martin will appear on the show, the promotional trailer is full of images of his bearded face.

According to SharkTankBlog, a website about the show but unaffiliated with ABC, the biggest challenge Martin may face on the show is the local nature of the company.

"They may be doing big business in L.A., but what are the prospects for growth?" writes blogger Rob Merlino. "This will most likely be the Sharks' biggest objection. If Scott Martin can demonstrate the Christmas Tree rental business can be duplicated, he will garner some interest."

Additionally, Merlino writes that the timing of the episode's broadcast could help Martin's cause:

Surely ABC wouldn’t air a segment where Christmas is sent packing; one of the Sharks will make an offer just to keep the Christmas spirit alive. The question remains, which one of the Sharks will be “the Shark who saved Christmas?”

Shark Tank will air Tuesday on ABC (Channel 7) at 8 p.m.

Linda Archer December 05, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I'm married to a man who travels a lot and a tree delivered to my home sounds very good
Vince December 05, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Great idea, hurry up and get this website up and running so I can start my Christmass Tree tradition! VR
Susan December 05, 2012 at 05:02 AM
We saw you appear on Shark Tank this evening. I wanted to comment that I paid $60.00 for my beautiful Christmas tree. We purchased it from a local nursery. Our biggest fear is that the tree will dry out. We love to have it early and keep it till New Years Day. We purchased another product for $10.00 just to help keep the moisture in the stand. (Tree Moist Extra) Point: If customers such as myself are afraid of fire due to drying of the needles. Your idea is amazing. I would defitnitly buy a tree for the season from you. We are $70.00 in now and still have worry that by the time the children and grandchild arrive it will be a dry mess. Wish me luck as I do you.
Sammy Evergreen December 18, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Want some songs to go with your tree? @SammyEvergreen

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