That's great, Gutmutter. And too bad about Santa, dberk. I have to admit I feel a twinge of guilt when I talk about Santa, but it's such a fun thing for them to believe in for a few years.
And Duxx, I'm with you. I'm convinced 4 is the perfect age for Christmas. We had so much fun surprising her with Santa's gifts. She was so sweet about everything, she was just thrilled to have presents at all - she didn't care what was in them. We signed some of the packages from her cats, and we made sure Santa brought the cats each a little treat. We also did that trick where we took a small present and wrapped it in bigger and bigger boxes until she had a humongous present to open.
Best line of the night, she found a present with her name on it, and she said, "It's SOMETHING! It's SOMETHING!"