So exactly how would Santa decide if a child was naughty or nice?

He’d probably make a list of their good and bad deeds and total up both sides, with weighting for each entry according to magnitude of effect.

I pretended to be Santa making such a list for a cult leader. After struggling to find any good deeds, I realised the naughty side would be huge, so the idea of even trying to make the list was quickly dead in the water.

I hope this idea might appeal to those who are in a high control situation, or cult, but feel there are both good and bad aspects. Be Santa for a bit and make a list, but focus just on deeds, and not words.

Wishing you a great and free Christmas!

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