This is a tradition that I grew up with and perhaps could become a part of other peoples traditions, within there family.
Growing up my grandma has these knitted stocking boots that she would hang on the Christmas tree. She would put little chocolate Santa's in them and any time friends or family would come over they could get a chocolate Santa from the tree to enjoy a small treat. I would get one after school or after dinner.
My kids really scored, when we would visit. By this time, my grandma had upgrade the chocolate Santa’s to Toblerone mini chocolate bars.
Theses boots below are slightly different then then ones my grandma had, but the concept is still the same.