One of the oldest and most treasured time honored Christmas traditions is coal. Getting a lump of coal is one tradition that's turned into a fun spirited candy gag. As the legend goes, kids that are bad throughout the year get a lump of coal for Christmas. This has evolved into a very fun tradition over time. Everyone gets a kick out of the tradition. So you better watch out you better not pout because Santa Claus is watching you! You don't want to get nothing but a lump of coal in your stocking. You bet, it's true he knows if you've been bad or good so be good!
How to Find the Best Traditional Christmas Candy
The best way to buy traditional Christmas candy is to know both a bit of the history behind the candy, where to get the best and get a great deal. Follow along as we cover both.
The Lump of Coal Tradition
The modern day lump of coal tradition is to give delicious candy that actually looks and feels like real coal.
The History of Giving a Lump of Coal at Christmas
It all started in Holland.
- If a child was good they got a toy and candy
- BUT if a child was bad they got a big ole fat, dirty lump of coal.
Buy your own lump of coal for that special someone's stocking to your right, it is delicious and fun.
Many carry on the tradition by giving our children, siblings and even parents a lump of coal in their stockings for Christmas as a fun and time honored tradition. If you've never tried this you will get rave reviews by adding this fun and now tasty tradition to your Christmas holiday!
Christmas Candy Favorites
The most loved and time honored Christmas candy makes for a great Christmas holiday.
Many a young child believes in Santa and families on Santa's route treasure the memories made during Christmas time, the letters to Santa, the stockings hung for Santa to fill. Every child remembers the taste of a special treat and dreams of Christmas morning and how good it will taste! The best Christmas candy is always on the top of every stockings list. Special Christmas candies always put a huge smile on the faces of kids old and young alike. It's a given every time they lay eyes on the bulging stocking packed with all their favorites. I've done my homework and found out the top candy favorites making a list of the best Christmas Candy money can buy.
Hard Christmas Candies
Christmas Candy Canes
The Traditional Christmas Candy Favorite that tops the list is Candy Canes. What is Christmas without candy canes.
I must say I was not surprised I mean who doesn't have a candy cane for Christmas.
It's one of the most commonly used decor items restocked each holiday season. After all candy canes do go everywhere. Plus, kids, young and old alike, love decorating the tree with candy canes. This is another great holiday tradition.
Next on the list of Christmas candy favorites following coal is;
- Candy Coal
- Ribbon Candy
- Hard Candy
- Rock Candy
Hand Crafted Christmas Candies
The next on the list of Christmas candy favorites is no doubt a special favorite of adults. This list covers the homemade favorites and while you may not be a great candy maker you can get great homemade candy if you know where to look for it. I'm highlighting the online greats of the homemade candy world just to your right. The amazing and brilliant part to this entire process of buying homemade Christmas fudges online is you get amazing quality and save money. Buy the time you buy the ingredients and make the candy (which we know we cannot) you will have spent more time and money. Plus you run the risk of making a awful batch of candy you can't share with anyone. This is a fool proof way to insure you get the best holiday candy. Besides, who needs to know where you got it? I won't tell.
Christmas Candy Favorites
- Almond Bark
- Cordial Cherries
- Rum balls
- Peanut Brittle
- Peppermint Fudge
Christmas Pastries and Delights
Baklava is a Christmas holiday favorite here in the great melting pot of blended cultures from all over the world we call America.
Last but not least is a widely popular Baklava. Yes, Baklava people just wait for any excuse to enjoy the great taste of Baklava.
No Christmas is complete without this much desired treat. If you haven't tried Baklava now's the time.
Happy Holidays, Katie