Piece Comment

Review of Believing in the Hairy Guy

“Do you believe in Santa Claus?” That was the question Asha Richardson posed to six youth of various ages. The differences in ages, from young kids to 4th graders, all the way to teenagers, provided a great mix of responses. Richardson’s narration kept the piece moving well, so I couldn’t zone out. One very cool aspect of the piece was that Richardson, as well as the interviewees, alluded to Santa Claus, without saying his name. Overall, the piece was an entertaining and engaging look at what young people think about Santa, and is a good piece for around Christmastime. Younger ears be forewarned though, because this piece does question the existence of jolly old St. Nick.

Adjectives: Entertaining, funny