"Do you think that Dad would like a motorised scooter for Christmas?
You know, one that moves on its own...
He could write a letter to Father Christmas...
Dear Father Christmas,
I would like a motorised scooter for Christmas
...and then he could add a bit saying that he had been good."
"Do you think he has been good?"
"Well, he could always add a few exaggerations. Father Christmas will never know..."
Log back near the end of December to find out out if Father Christmas comes up with the goods..or maybe he will decide that Dad has not been good enough.
Time will tell.