In Germany/Austria, Saint Nick and Krampus go around like a good cop/bad cop team. Krampus, a whip carrying, horned goat demon, with a long red tongue takes the naughty ones, while Santa Claus rewards the good ones. (Notice the whipping switches on his back. THAT’s gonna leave a mark!)
Now we just buy the kids high tech toys as bribes for being well-behaved…?