According to tradition, bad kids
receive coal in their Christmas stocking. But what's worse? How about these five items?
No message from Santa quite communicates that you're a lousy lad better than a bag of nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans,
pistachios, and chestnuts. Hard as rock and inedible.
Christmas, like most other major holidays in Western culture, is dominated by the belief that it's a time to
indulge in sweets. That's as it should be. So if Santa leaves you an apple in your stocking, get revenge: Leave him a
plate of grilled veggies by the fireplace.
Individually Wrapped Fruit Cake
These blocks belong in the fire along with the Yuletide log.
You've seen it before: a shiny
foil wrapper is all that stands between you and your craving. As you peel it back, though, you don't see the luster of shiny chocolate but rather a
white powder. You might scrape away the ash, but all
it's covering up is the fact that you're about to eat old, hard,
Rainbow Candy Canes
These are the fruit-flavored, nasty
candy canes some peppermint-candy-cane-hater came up with. They might
be colorful, but the taste is less than refreshing.