Why Does Santa Claus Give Coal to Bad Kids? | Mental Floss

BY MATT SONIAK ISTOCK/BONCHAN 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 … Continue reading Why Does Santa Claus Give Coal to Bad Kids? | Mental Floss