Step One: Have the great idea to go out of town to the grandparents ON Christmas Eve.
Step Two: Decide to have Grandma buy the gift from Santa, so that your kid doesn't see it packed in the car.
Step Three: Have the wonderful tradition of having grandma also get all the stocking stuffers. It saves you money, and she picks really cool things.
Step Four: Live in an area that never gets snow.
Step Five: Watch as a blizzard hits, making roads completely undrive-able.
Step Six: Wonder how to explain to child how Santa didn't know where you'd be, so he left all the presents at Grandma and Grandpa's.
Step Seven: Think about watching child wake up Christmas morning to no bike from Santa, and no stocking.
Step Eight: Cry, even though it's a totally materialistic thing to worry about, and there are millions of kids out there with no FOOD on Christmas, much less presents and stockings waiting at Grandma and Grandpas. Yes I KNOW it's a stupid thing to be upset about. BUT I AM.