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Old 12-16-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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FOR THOSE WHO "DO" SANTA

Every year I make a video for each kid on the portable north pole site of Santa and it tells them if they made the "nice list". It actually give an option to put them on the "naughty list" instead. Eek. I created one as "naughty" to see what it did, and Santa did give the kid an out, if they try much harder before Christmas. But...it seems like you are really rubbing it in if you go create a whole video with the lead up to the list reveal, and it says they are naughty.

It got me thinking...I don't put alot of emphasis on the naughty/nice list thing...but do people ever go that far and put their kids on the naughty list and not have Santa come?

When my cousin was maybe 10 or 11 we all got together for Christmas. He opened all his gifts with all of us, including gifts from his parents. Then after it was all over, my uncle said to him "now you don't get to keep any of these because of your behavior this year. You have to go to everyone and give the gifts back and tell them you don't deserve presents this year". Yes, my uncle was a jerk. My grandfather stepped in and didn't allow that. But we were all like

P.S. I don't plan on putting a kid on the naughty list. While they aren't angels, their good behaviors outweigh their bad. Plus...it feels mean.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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No.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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Naughty list?? Oy vay.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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We threaten that if behavior doesn't improve that he could possibly be on the naughty list but that's about it.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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No, absolutely not. We did Santa when the kids were smaller and there were some rough years in there. However, I give gifts out of love not as a reward for good behavior.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Q: Why is Santa so jolly?


A: He has a list of where the naughty girls live.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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I never did that but I do know a family where the parents told the daughter when she was about 4 that she was naughty so Santa wasn't going to bring her any presents. And he didn't. She got a few gifts from her parents and others but nothing from Santa because she was bad. They did many other bizarre and mean things.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I used to tell the kids that I'd call Santa when they misbehaved. My oldest was fine with that but my youngest started having terrible anxiety leading up to Christmas, being unable to sleep, washing her hands until they were raw and chapped, changing her clothes 20 times when we were taking her to get her picture done with Santa. It became obvious that the Santa myth didn't work well for her. Now I put all of her wrapped gifts under the tree the day that I put the tree up, and there's never any talk (joking or otherwise) of gifts going away. So no, naughty list would not work at all for us.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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We threaten that if behavior doesn't improve that he could possibly be on the naughty list but that's about it.
What do you do for the other 11 months of the year??
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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What do you do for the other 11 months of the year??
Santa is always watching ;p
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