Where Did the Lump of Coal Christmas Tradition Start?

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The lump of coal on Christmas tradition started in Holland. A lump of coal for a poor person was actually a good but practical present. The coal could be used to heat a bed in the winter.
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Lump of Coal Tradition Theory: 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. There was a pervasive
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