John: "Are we done yet?"
Daddy: "Not yet, you know why it's important to spend time adjusting the tree don't you?"
John: "Yeah, so that we'll get lots of toys under it."
Daddy: "Well, not exactly. The more time we spend adjusting it, the more beautiful the tree will ultimately look."
Daddy: "Besides, shouldn't we be grateful for any toys that we might find under this tree, be it one toy, or lots of toys?"
John: "Yeah, we should be grateful for whatever we get."
Daddy (who should have simply stopped): "That's right... you know... there are many kids who won't get any toys this year, so, even one is better than none, right?"
John: "Well, yeah, those are the naughty kids, right?"
Daddy (who only now is starting to realize he should have stopped talking already): "Well, some are naughty, but other's have parents who simply can't afford toys this year."
John: "But Daddy, Santa doesn't treat kids without money differently does he?"
Daddy: "Well, no.... ummm... "
John: "Daddy, this is sad news, I think we should go shopping tomorrow for those kids who aren't naughty."