Oh push-pull-mum, how sweet. What lovely people indeed!
Our DS is only 5 so does believe that FC delivers some little prezzies to the end of his bed. Bigger prezzies from the family are under the tree for after breakfast.
The estate where we live has a parade every Christmas Eve with a van towing a small trailer with (the real!) FC sitting on an armchair, with a standard lamp too. Totally illegal trailer but all the years Mr inky towed FC around behind his Landrover, they were never caught by the police! All the roads on the estate are driven along, and hundreds pf people come out of their houses to watch. It's really special!
DDs are now 17 and 14 and still have to believe in FC in order to get a stocking filled with goodies, but like solimum says, they stay up too late for a middle-of-the-night secret delivery. Got rumbled one year as FC tried to make way across a really messy bedroom, fell over something, smacked head hard against the wall and shrieked 'f***' extremely loudly!