Early Monday morning at a press conference in the North Pole, Santa Claus warned that any children who choose tricks rather than treats this Halloween will be put on a probationary naughty list.
"Trickery has no place on the good list," Santa Claus explained. "Although Halloween trickery will not necessarily lead to a place on the finalized naughty list, the chances are higher than for those who choose treats."
The International Association of Halloween Trickery responded to the news with disbelief. "What about parents who eat their children's Halloween candy? What about dentists who hand out toothbrushes and floss? These actions, which cause such tricks to occur, should also be grounds for naughty listing. We call on Santa Claus to show fairness."
In related news, the North Pole announced that any parent allowing their child to dress up this Halloween as Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus would be put on the naughty list permanently.