Historically, in Christian countries, children have been encouraged to write "letters to Santa Claus" expressing their desires for yuletide presents.
This is fine as far as it goes, but lacks that educational aspect beloved of the advocates of Social Engineering ... left-wing hand-wringing pinko liberal
tree-hugging scum that they are.
To better inculcate a culture of bitterness, cynicism and paranoid distrust into the young and impressionable, BorgCo have developed a programme tailored to effectively promulgate disillusion and anger.
At school, each class is asked to create a collective list of what they want for Christmas.
They then vote in a secret ballot to rank the suggestions in order of preference. This information is disseminated to parents.
On Christmas day, every child receives the same third-rate tacky gift, which no-one asked for or wanted, resulting in huge disappointment and permanent psychological trauma. The justification is "economic necessity".
Thus they are prepared for later years when as adults they get to appoint elected representatives by secret ballot.