When the kids kick a guy out of a massage chair who turns out to be a mall Santa, Louise fears she and her siblings will end up on the naughty list and tries to win him over with an ice show.
- Blatant Lies: The Nice-Capades really put the spin on some minor nice things the kids did. Played with in that Tina and Gene sing about stuff they actually did that are gussied up to sound more altruistic, while Louise spouts nonsense that never happened to sound like an angel.
- Catapult Nightmare: Louise has a nightmare where the kids get coal for Christmas.
- Despair Event Horizon: Louise crosses it when she's forced to look at her reflection while spinning all those lies about her "Good" behavior, fearing she genuinely is a bad person and doesn't deserve presents.
- I Never Told You My Name: Inverted. Louise says that the Mall Santa doesn't know their names, until Gene tells him.
- Jerkass: Even before finding out he's a Mall Santa, the kids harass an old man out of a massage chair. He even points out that they shouldn't be this naughty so close to Christmas.
- Jerkass Realization: Louise stops her song in the ice show short after realizing she can't go through with lying to try and get herself and her siblings on the Nice list.
- Literal Metaphor: Mr. Fischoeder says he'll help the kids for a song... by which he means he wants to perform a song in their ice show.
- Mall Santa: The kids get on the wrong side of one. He claims that he submits reports to the North Pole on good and bad behavior.