You should do this:
Fill in some information about your child, send it across the Interwebs to the real Santa, and he’ll email you a video, personalized to your child.
Trust me. If you want to see pure, unadulterated amazement and wonder in your child’s eyes, do this. Last year I had one made for Eirinn and I swear her eyes popped out of her face. Literally. Using Santa as bribery (or a threat – “Eat your dinner, or I’m calling Santa!” Are we bad parents because we actually have “called Santa” many times, just to make sure he saw what she did? Probably.) works a charm, but it almost certainly seals your child’s undying devotion to good behaviour if they’ve seen proof that Santa really is watching.
I just finished doing this year’s video. I can’t wait to show her and Avery. I’ve got a list of chores for them to do, starting with the laundry, and I need Santa’s reinforcement to ensure it gets done in a timely fashion.