Christmas is a lot of people’s favorite holiday. But when you’re a kid, it truly is the best day of the year. I mean, we’re talking Santa Claus, gingerbread houses, colorful lights, hot cocoa – the list goes on and on. Plus, we haven’t even touched upon the pile of presents!
But if you were to sit a child down – do they know what Christmas is really all about?
Comedian and talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, decided to quiz a bunch of kids on “the story of Christmas.” As you might expect, the results are hysterical!
“Who was born on the first Christmas?”
When you’re an adult this might seem like a no-brainer. But for a kid, it could be confusing since we talk about both Jesus and Santa Claus this time of year.
One boy in Hollywood had a different idea of who was born on Christmas… “Jack.”
Wait, who the heck is Jack? The kid then explains to the interviewer that it’s the “little skeleton guy.” You know, the character from Nightmare Before Christmas? Now that’s thinking outside the box!
“Who was the Virgin Mary?”
It was up to an adorable girl to answer this one. She responds that the Virgin Mary was “Jesus’ aunt.” Also, his cousin was someone named “Mike.” Well…
The next question was a tad tougher – “Who’s Joseph?”
A different girl took a crack at this one, and she had a very cute (and well thought out) answer!
“Joseph, he was um, he got married to Mary, but they got like – they didn’t really like want to be together. So then she started to go with God.”
According to the girl, Joseph got “mad” about it too.
Some kiddos are kind of on track.
One cutie explained:
“And the three wise kings, um, came to the stable, and Mary and Joseph, they had a baby Jesus.”
Others have things a bit more twisted up.
“Santa took baby Jesus to a tree, and then they started to – they started to have like a little feast.”
Another kid has the Holy Family and Santa Claus intertwined as well.
The interviewer asks a girl:
“What did the Virgin Mary do on the first Christmas?”
Many children know it was the day she gave birth to Jesus. Apparently, the Virgin Mary also had time to whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies for the big guy in the red suit!
She sweetly responds:
“She left out cookies for Santa.”
With the millions of details, it’s really no wonder why Christmas can be kind of confusing for little ones (but amazing).
A dad hilariously tweeted:
“I’ve spent over 100 dollars on Christmas gifts for a kid that doesn’t know the meaning of the words Christmas, gifts, 100, or dollars.”
I’ve spent over 100 dollars on Christmas gifts for a kid that doesn’t know the meaning of the words Christmas, gifts, 100, or dollars.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) December 14, 2015
Even the moral of How the Grinch Stole Christmas might be head-scratching for some!
3-year-old: *finishes watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”*
Me: What did you learn?
3-year-old: How to get all the presents.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) November 24, 2015
And what do kids really think about all their parents’ extra shopping trips and package deliveries around Christmastime?
Another parent tweeted:
“Trusting my kids to pay no attention to the 84 empty Amazon boxes stacked in plain sight in the garage that showed up right before Christmas”
Trusting my kids to pay no attention to the 84 empty Amazon boxes stacked in plain sight in the garage that showed up right before Christmas
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) December 25, 2013
Watch the Jimmy Kimmel Live clip below to see ALL of the kids’ adorable and funny responses!
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