Monday, November 12, 2012
What does the research say about coal in stockings?
It started in Holland. When a child was bad they got a lump of coal, but if they were good they got a small toy, cookies or candy.
a fire was built and santa didnt expect it late.. So he became ashes… And all is left is coal in the fireplace. So a stocking is hung in memory of him…with coal..to remind the family of the fateful night..... I think this one is a joke lol that's great
In Italy, there is a rock candy called “Carbone Dolce,” which looks like coal and is often slipped into Christmas stockings as a joke....this one is kinda cool lol
Looking for that didn't go so well....
But I did find something! all hope is not lost!!!
Santa Claus is the joyful fat man, so who the hell is the anti-Claus? Well, similarly to Christ versus the anti-Christ… Anti-Claus is one evil bastard. What you also might not know is that we’ve actually celebrated one of the anti-Claus’ on a yearly basis! There’s this ancient fire god named Nimrod (teehee Nimrod, sorry) throughout Asia Minor who often went by the name “Santa”; well this fire god demanded infant sacrifices to be burned and eaten! Oh, Nimrod’s coming to town, you better watch out because he might burn your baby and eat it!
oh....my.....GOD!!!! but there's more!!!!
There have been many various takes on the anti-Claus legends as well, particularly Krampus, Black Peter, Knech Rupecht, and Père Fouettard.
I'm not going to bore you with all the bad ones but I'll put down my favorite
Knech Rupecht began as a wild foundling whom St. Nicholas raised from childhood. Knech often walks with a limp because of a childhood injury. He is notable for his black clothes and dirty face attained from the soot he collects as he goes down the chimneys. According to some traditions, children would be summoned to perform tricks, a dance or a song to impress Santa and Knech; those who performed badly enough were not just booed off the stage- they and the misbehaved would be put into Ruprecht’s sack and taken away to either Ruprecht’s home in the Black Forest or tossed into a river, never to be heard from again
The French’s evil Santa Claus is a little more bizarre and disturbing from the rest, Père Fouettard, was said to the butcher of three children. St. Nicholas discovered the murderer and resurrected the three children. He repented Pére and took him on his travels where he would punish the naughty children by whipping them. So, not only was Santa accompanied by an evil anti-Claus, a child murderer was the one summoned to do his dirty work!
Black Peter was Santa’s menacing assistant who would often dole out coal and knock misbehaved children on the head. He is notable for being the complete physical opposite of Santa Claus, tall and extremely thin with dark beard and hair.
Krampus is an evil fertility demon that is often represented as having a long tail, fur, scary goat-faced mask, and a long red tongue… Krampus carries a wooden stick, birch branch or switches to threaten the children who have misbehaved. He is also known to bring bad dreams to all the bad children.
Ok so I thought a lot of the stories were cool. lol But there they are. The Anti-Claus, Evil Santa, Krampus.....might not want to tell this to children though. I think it's enough to just get coal....Wouldn't be so good to tell some kid that if they're bad they'll be burned to death.....lol yeah that wouldn't go so well.