Macy's fired Toomey over the weekend after a couple who visited him for a photo complained the joke was in bad taste.
Toomey says he must have told it a thousand times and notes he only tells it to adults.
You be the judge as Toomey tells the joke to SF Gate:
"When I ask the older people who sit on my lap if they've been good and they say, 'Yes,' I say, 'Gee, that's too bad.' Then, if they ask why Santa is so jolly, I joke that it's because I know where all the naughty boys and girls live."
Macy's isn't talking.
Toomey is still hoping his long time employer will reconsider.
A savvy person would tell you that Toomey's phone is already ringing with offers from stores that aren't afraid of a Santa who can tell a joke.