A very noble idea, but one that becomes a bit tricky when it comes to mystical beings of a present-giving nature, Shepard explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
So, how on earth to you explain Santa Claus while maintaining your policy of truth-telling?
“‘I said, ‘There’s gonna be a guy stopping by on Christmas Eve in a red jumpsuit with combat boots…'”
And how does a two-year-old girl respond to the idea of an elderly stranger ‘repelling’ into her living room?
“So she’s very excited…she can’t wait to meet this felon.”