What It’s Like to Be…a Professional Santa

Refurbishing old sleighs, reviewing advance dossiers on kids, and going to “Santa School” with Larry Jefferson, a professional Santa Claus based in Dallas. How does he handle situations when kids ask for something Santa could never grant? And what would a kid have to do to get coal?

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About What It’s Like to Be…
In each episode of What It’s Like to Be…, bestselling author Dan Heath speaks with someone about what it’s like to walk in their (work) shoes. Behavioral Scientist serves as a distribution partner with episodes released every other week. Learn more about the podcast’s mission of “slow curiosity” here.

The “Professional Santa” episode of What It’s Like To Be… featured Larry Jefferson. It was produced and edited by Matt Purdy. Copyright © 2023 by Dan Heath. All rights reserved.

Music credit: “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.