Lie About Santa vs. Tell The Truth – Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan & Josh Johnson | The Daily Show

Published on December 15, 2022

“As someone who believes in whimsy, as someone who loves wonder, as someone who believes that a childhood has some magic in it, I think that Santa is a good starter lesson.” – Josh Johnson

“Lesson in what? Adults will lie to you?” – Dulcé Sloan

In this Holiday themed episode of Hold Up, Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan and writer Josh Johnson debate whether parents should tell their kids the truth about Santa Claus or not? #DailyShow #HoldUp #Podcast

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  • Lydian Breaux 4 months ago

    Hi Josh, miss you man.

  • ッBunnyッ 4 months ago

    I didn’t know she exist until I saw her on a game show she’s really funny 😂😂

  • De Jionette Norton 4 months ago

    Santa is awesome! Plus we don’t know ❤

  • DAVE Smith 4 months ago

    Fentanyl come across the Democrats open border is killing hundreds of kids everyday remember that at Christmas time

  • Kasturi Pillay 4 months ago

    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 👈🤭
    Is the best.
    Merry Christmas to all. 🥳🥳🤓🎅🎅💕

  • rpfs2691 4 months ago

    I’ve always told my daughter it was a scam, the gifts came from me. As she was dead sure I’m the cheapest person since Scrooge, she didn’t believe a word of it. Sinterklaas was *her* hero until she was eleven years old.

  • SonyaTheOneYouSeek 4 months ago

    I tell my kids that I bought their toys and Santa isn’t welcome in our home. I took them with me to get the toys this year. We still wrapped them but they know where the toys came from and that Mommy bought them. I didn’t tell them anything additional about Santa so they won’t spoil it for their classmates.

  • keonisan 4 months ago

    Why that woman got a bag on her head? BW hate their own hair to the point they’ll go on a show wearing a bag. She looks like an idiot with that bag on.

  • Brian Phillips 4 months ago

    Tell them the truth, there are enough liars in this world my kids should know they can always get truth from us.

  • Rebecca RebeccaA 4 months ago

    Gifts under the tree are from people. I mean there are tags on them. It did take me a while before I realized there was no Santa. I found out when I by mistake followed my cat and found my gift from Santa. It didn’t break me when I realized the truth. I also realized the Easter bunny wasn’t real when my mom broke the carrot and I found the “eaten” part later.

  • Viv Thomas 4 months ago

    Nah! C’mon, that Atheist had a point. I’m in Kenya and we celebrated Christmas very differently growing up to how Americans do. America has its own version of Christmas, which I gotta admit, has slowly been sent round the world. Christmas is synonymous with modern Santa Claus who is not religious at allllll, and all religions will take their kids to sit on Santas lap.

  • Ruth Walker 4 months ago

    Despite the economic downturn, I’m happy ☺️. I have been earning $60,200 returns from my $10,000 investment every 13 days

  • Dongsheng Di 4 months ago

    Americans are dumb . Santa Claus was real .
    Short for Saint Nicholas.

  • Dred J 4 months ago

    My friends son told children at school Santa isn’t real. That upset the other kids and they actually questioned my friend’s choice. When they talked to him he said “I don’t lie to my kids.”

  • Carolyn Casner 4 months ago

    I think that it’s ok to tell them that he was a person, but it’s a child’s caregiver that is acting like Santa now. Whatever the reason they do it. Because not all caregivers have the same financial resources. So one child gets the latest tech, and another child gets dollar store special, it’s not that Santa doesn’t like you

  • Max Velocity 4 months ago

    I won’t ever let my child believe in Santa

  • Rev. Maillet 4 months ago

    This question is easy for me… When my daughter was little, I told her the truth and that the Spirit of Xmas should be all year long not just one season or just a day. Kinda easy though for me when we celebrate Yule and not xmas.

  • Eric Doolittle 4 months ago

    I don’t lie to my kids. I also don’t tell them the whole truth until they ask. Kids need to trust their parents and have space to pretend.

  • John B 4 months ago

    If you live to be 20,000 at 500 your still a baby

  • Raymond Trabulsy 4 months ago

    Thinking back I found my parents way of handling Santa to be very damaging. When we doubted Santa, they’d threaten to take away our gifts. Side note: there are Muslims and Buddhists who celebrate Christmas. It’s religious, but there is a lot of co-opted secular and pagan traditions around it, too.


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