He was having none of it. He would hold his stocking, he would walk over to where the stocking holders were and then he would either run away from it or throw his stocking in that general direction. But he also wouldn’t let anyone else do it. “*I* want to do it!!” he would say.
We tried various tactics, like, “Santa won’t be able to find it to put presents in it for you!” His sister even tried bribery, offering him some of her Christmas chocolate if he hung up his stocking.
Finally, he decide he would hang up his stocking, but only in a totally different place:
We were all very satisfied with this.
Then he walked over to his empty stocking hanger, pointed at it and said, “Uh oh!”
Happily, however, Santa was able to find everyone’s stocking and we all got lots of chocolate!