Never put a raw potato in the shoe in the windowsill. Yule is all joy. We do not have heaven-hell punishments

Beware of how threats and boons of theocracies (their heaven-hell threats) color our views. Beware (try to see) how brain-washed we are by them.
In Heathenry there are not any threats and boons, as our good old traditions are all about our evolutionary life. Our heathen yule, and yule-tide, can never be used to spoil the joy and fun for little kids.
Be very careful when it comes to thoughtless conditioning of the dark ages of the Roman Empire named Church. Do not copy their tools for obedience. Only love and care raises healthy kids.