What Is The History Of The Christmas Naughty Or Nice List And For It's Non-Existing Past?
Pretty Damn Nice History Montage
- QuentinLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Christmas as a time of lots of presents for children is about 50 years old. Before it was a religious festival before commercialisation took over and made it a general festival mainly for the children of gifts. Even then it is only in the last 20 years that children automatically expected lots of presents. So the naughty or nice list only started in the last 15 years.
- TinaLv 73 weeks ago
What do you mean by 'non-existing past' and 'history montage'?I
There is a long tradition on the Continent of a figure representing St Nicholas (the patron Saint of children) to arrive on December 6th - often in procession - he is supposed to bring presents (usually sweets) to good children, but he is accompanied by a devil figure called Krampus who brings birch twigs to punish those who have misbehaved.
Could this be what you are asking about?