By peoplestaff225
December 01, 2008 03:00 PM

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Up until the last few hours of Christmas Eve, parents are often heard explaining to their children that their behavior will be the deciding factor on how many presents appear under the tree come Christmas morning: behave nicely and Santa will bring you lots of gifts, but misbehave and you may have none! While this unique method of bribery may not work for older kids, Melissa Joan Hart is finding that when it comes to her 2 ½-year-old son Mason Walter — who is just "starting to understand about Christmas" — nothing works better these days! Melissa explains,

With their new charting system, the 32-year-old — who is also mom to 8-month-old Braydon ‘Brady’ Hart — shares that Mason is "just starting to pick up" on the benefits of his good behavior. Next up on Melissa’s plan to get into the holiday spirit? "We’ve gotta start with the movies like Frosty and all that stuff," says the actress.

Mason and Brady are Melissa’s sons with her husband, Course of Nature rocker Mark Wilkerson.

Source: OK!