Up to a certain point, kids are known for their brutal honesty. They haven’t mastered the concept of social tact and tend to express what’s on their mind without a filter. If you want to know if you look fat in an outfit, the best person to ask is a kid.
While kids usually exhibit blatant truthfulness, there are a few subjects they tend to shy away from— mainly, anything to do with getting in trouble or the details of their “puppy love” lives.
A few years ago, during the Christmas season, DistractifyTV decided to put children through the ultimate honesty test.
In the video, which has been viewed 1.2 million times, Santa and an elven helper have acquired a “genuine” lie detector test— or so their subjects believe. One by one, children of varying ages are called into the room and asked a series of revealing questions. In the video, the elf tells them:
“I’m going to attach some sensors to you that are going to tell me whether or not you’re going to lie to Santa.”
Santa begins his interrogation, with the regular holiday question: “Have you been naughty or nice this year?”
As you can imagine, each of the children immediately says they’ve been nice. But when the elf says they’re not telling the truth, the real stories start to emerge…
One little boy attempts to backpedal, telling Santa he’s had “maybe one” moment of naughtiness. Another boy is more honest than the others, admitting he’s been “kind of naughty” for playing violent video games.
Throughout the video, Santa continues questioning the children about Christmas— wanting to know how much they lie and if they think they deserve a present this year.
I’m not going to ruin the fun by revealing their answers— but we’ll just say their hysterical “honesty” is definitely worth a watch!
Since being uploaded, this adorable video has been viewed over 1.2 million times.
It seems to have been inspired by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and his reoccurring “Lie Detective” segment.
Although Kimmel opted for a “real” investigation room as opposed to Christmas-themed fun, the results are pretty much the same. As a parent, I can admit I’ve watched each segment many times— and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good laugh.
As mentioned, the Santa Clause lie detector test takes inspiration from Jimmy Kimmel, but the two are unique in their own ways. Honestly, I think the idea of Santa watching puts more pressure on the young ones to tell the truth.
Comments on the Santa video read:
“They both wanted Remote control monster truck”
“If I ever get hooked up to a lie detector people would probably not trust me”
“Honestly, these kids are an awesome generation.”
See it for yourself below!
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