Didn't plan on opening a Christmas present early but after a long weekend in the house with a very bored (but sweet!) eight year old, we caved and plopped a gift in his hands. It was a tackle buddy punching bag! Sam specifically asked for a Vikings one so he could "beat the crap out of it". We found the air compressor quickly in the frigid garage and minutes later...BLAM! The Vikings tackle buddy got creamed left and right. Upside and down. Over and under. He played with that thing so much we had to refresh its air supply twice before bed!
He did ask if Santa was going to be mad that he opened a present early. I told him, confidently, it was alright with Santa!