So here's the deal. First option, you don't bring me presents for being bad and I continue being awful next year, because you no longer provide me with any incentive. Second option, you bring me gifts anyway and I consider being better next year. It's not blackmail, it's just a superior bargaining position.
Oh, and if you want, there's the final pre-holiday WRUP just past the break. You can find out what all of the Massively staffers are up to, which might tip the scales into the "naughty" or "nice" category for the year. And you can let us know what you'll be up to in the comments, whether or not it involves making lists and checking them repeatedly.