Comments about Santa in Jackie's blog remind me of someone I used to know who, as a father, didn't like Santa getting all the credit for his children's presents. His solution was to buy very modest things as Santa presents and much more elaborate stuff form himself and his wife. On Christmas morning the children would come down all excited to open their Santa presents and find them very disappointing. Jim would then say "is that all that old b*****d Santa got you? Wait till you see the presents from your Mum and Dad!"