Performer: Flashback Humor
Title: Santa Realized Coal is a Non Sustainable Resource So He's Giving the Bad Children This
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Santa Claus is coming to town next week, and you know what that means: He’s making a list, and checking it twice, he’s gonna to find out who’s naughty and nice - and then give the former big ol’ lumps of coal. There’s not a concrete date that people started associating Santa Claus with coal, but there is evidence that the idea of giving coal to bad kids existed long before our modern idea of Santa Claus was born. A number of cultures have their own variations of a mythological gift-giver at Christmas, and many of them have a punitive component to their holiday stories - that is, good kids get gifts, and bad ones are punished with coal, other undesirable objects, and, er, worse stuff.
Santa Claus comes down chimney. nd he needs something to give the bad kid. So he’s looking around and picks up a lump of coal, and sticks that into the kid’s stocking, Horrigan said. Another is all about heat – and a way for Santa to help the poor. My personal theory, Horrigan said, is that it has something to do with the ‘Christmas Carol’ and Ebenezer Scrooge, who, we all know, refused to give even a single lump of coal to Bob Cratchit, who was freezing in his office. The third theory comes from Italy, where bad kids got coal, while good kids got nuts and fruit
The tradition of Santa giving bad kids the undesirable present of coal in their Christmas stockings derives from earlier European traditions. Both the Befana, the Italian Yuletide witch and Krampus, the bizarre Christmas demon of Austria, have punished bad children with gifts of coal for centuries. The horned Krampus, monstrous and horrifying in appearance, accompanies Saint Nicholas on his house visits, frightening and threatening the bad children and giving them coal. Though a more amiable being, the Italian La Befana is a witch. Her story begins on the night of the Nativity, when the shepherds asked her to come along with them to the site of the miraculous birth. She declined, and did so again when the Magi invited her, preferring to stay and sweep the floors. Soon she realized her error, and since then, so the story goes, La Befana has been looking in every house for the Holy Infant.
Coal is harder to find these days. Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town He's making a list, Checking it twice; Gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake. The words "for goodness sake" sums up what Santa believes. Santa has a good heart, loves when people are kind to each other, and when children know to show how their hearts are "good"
The tradition of giving misbehaving children lumps of fossil fuel predates the Santa we know, and is also associated with St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and Italy’s La Befana. Though there doesn't seem to be one specific legend or history about any of these figures that gives a concrete reason for doling out coal specifically, the common thread between all of them seems to be convenience. Santa and La Befana both get into people’s homes via the fireplace chimney and leave gifts in stockings hung from the mantel. That said, with the exception of Santa, none of these characters limits himself to coal when it comes to bad kids. Have you got a Big Question you'd like us to answer?
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