I imagine that one of the best parts about being a parent during the holidays are all the subtle ways you can mess with your children because you can hold those oh so important presents over their heads.
"Someone's not doing their homework? Well I don't think Santa Clause is going to like that very much."
"Oh there's a certain young lady who won't take out the trash? Be a shame if the North Pole catches wind of this."
"A child of mine doesn't want to shovel the driveway themselves and detail the car with the special wax Daddy gets in freezing weather? Hope they like playing with lumps of coal into the new year."
You know, wholesome Christmas stuff like that.