Have you seen this? Portable North Pole.
It's a video you can tailor for your child, it is brilliant! We set it up so that it said Miss Bok's name, had her photos, even mentioned a new addition to the family (Tim Tam)! And we also set it up so that Santa knew she wasn't brushing her teeth (she pretends to) and hadn't put her on the 'nice' list yet...with his encouragement to brush her teeth regularly in the lead up to Christmas so that he would visit her.
Well it backfired spectacularly. There was Miss Bok (7), open mouthed with amazement that Santa had sent her a personal email video message with all her pics in it, excitement mounting until the bad news that she wasn't on his good list yet. Then came the floods of tears. With Master Bok (2) consoling her, growling 'MEAN SANTA! MAKE MY NAANA CWY!! BAD SANTA GO AWAY!' (he calls he naaana as in banana).
Note Santa's mean face. And Miss Bok's (2nd from left) crying face. I'm sorry I can't rotate this picture. For some reason it just refuses. Sigh. Blogger, are you listening to me? Provide a photo rotate function please!!
Anyway, Christmas is happening at our place :)
With or with Santa!