The Brave Files Podcast celebrates the season by interviewing Santa Claus!

Here Comes Santa Claus

With Featured Guest

Santa Claus A.K.A. Danny Jones


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The Brave Files Podcast celebrates the season by interviewing Santa Claus!

Here Comes Santa Claus

With Featured Guest

Santa Claus A.K.A. Danny Jones


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Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • There’s no person that can tell if you’re genuine or not more than a child.
  • Joy shared is happiness returned.
  • Everyone is deserving of love.
  • True magic can be found in the eyes of a child.

This week's guest knows firsthand about the bravery of sharing joy and love. The reason why is truly magical; Danny Jones is Santa Claus! In this interview, Danny's true, kind-hearted spirit shines through as he describes his love for filling such an important role.


Danny Jones and his wife are Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Brave Files Podcast.


Ho-Ho-Home is where it all began.

At first, Danny began his work as Santa with family and close friends. Now, his work has grown to include department stores and professional photoshoots. Additionally, Danny happily fills the role of Santa on a regular basis while out and about. Believe it or not, Danny says children regularly stop him in the grocery store or while out on a walk and ask him if he's Santa. “Of course, he replies!”

His authentic white hair and beard make him the real deal and children can spot him a mile away. Kindly, Danny is always prepared to step into his alter ego at a moment's notice.


Danny Jones loves being "the real Santa" and is happy to chat with children all year long! The Brave Files Podcast.

Santa School (no joke!)

You didn't think just anyone could be Santa Claus, did you? Danny annually attends the C.W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan. It’s the oldest Santa school in the world and that is pretty magical.

The school teaches Santas from all over the world, as a result, these are the best of the best. Training covers everything from speaking and mannerisms to proper health and exercise. Hours upon hours of lifting children and wearing a fuzzy suit can be extremely strenuous, believe it or not.

Personally, we are glad Santa is taking good care of himself!

Giving is Good

Danny is proud to support Bartow County Shop with a Hero. The organization provides hundreds of local children with the gifts and joy they deserve at Christmas while allowing them to experience it with Bartow County local public safety officials. The program runs solely off of donations made by the public, so we encourage you to check out their work here.

"There's no person that can tell if you're genuine or not more than a child."

- Santa Claus A.K.A. Danny Jones

Meet your Host, <em style="color:teal">Heather Vickery<em>

Meet your Host, Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.

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