My Bear, at 7 years old, still believes that Santa Claus is keeping tabs on him and whatever good/bad he does will have a direct impact on what will be under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. So we always make sure to only see Santa ONCE a year in order to avoid the awkward
"What would you like for Christmas, young man?"
"Santa, I told you last week at the mall. Don't you remember? Dad! Why doesn't Santa remember me?!"
A neighboring town across the lake does a "Walk of Lights" every year and they have a great Santa.
Here they are going over The List:
And the annual photo op with smiles:
Merry Christmas, y'all!!!