Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Gifts are not a reward for good behavior. Santa isn't watching you nor is a creepy elf stalking you. I give my kids gifts because I love them and nothing will ever change that."
See, I feel like that. We don't do the Santa thing anyways, but the gifts are because it's Christmas. . . and that's just what we do.
Then I think, what if I had a 10 year old who was a HUGE brat and never listened and just horrid. I'd still love her, sure, but if she were THAT bad and someone elses kid I'd think she didn't deserve any gifts, haha. Hopefully I never have bad kids like that though, lol.
And I hear LOTS of people who say "You have to be good to get Christmas presents" whether or not they use Santa as the reason, so it made me wonder. I can't imagine NOT buying them Christmas presents, which is why I don't use that threat.
I guess I was curious how often that threat was a real threat and if people REALLY would do that.