I am giving my son a lump of coal for christmas and my other kids are getting presents. UPDATE
My DS has been a terror lately. I told him that if he didnt knock his shit off and bring up his grades he would be getting coal for Christmas. He didnt take me seriously and his grades are still down so he is going to get a lump of coal. My other kids are all doing great, have good attitudes, and are getting presents. I think it will be a good learning experience
Update!: We gave him the lump of coal. He was pretty shocked at first. Then he pouted for a little bit but got over it. We had a fun day and after dinner he told me he was sorry and going to work to get his grades up. He really wants the ipad and if he gets is grades up before his bday he can have it. So hopefully he sticks to it.