Never mind Elf on a Shelf, how about “Coal in a Bowl?!”

Never mind Elf on a Shelf, how about “Coal in a Bowl?!”

The Sun says Bekki Cocks, of Manchester, England, recently married her favorite rug. She wore a traditional white wedding gown before exchanging vows. She says, “I bought “him” about a year ago and I’ve been banging on about how much I love him. It became a bit of a thing with my friends who used to joke ‘if you love it so much, why don’t you marry him? So I did,” By the way, and I’m not making this up, his name, is Matt.

NBC says Anheuser-Busch and 896 couples recently set a new world record for the most people kissing under a mistletoe. The brewer had people in Colorado, Missouri and Merrimack, New Hampshire kiss under a mistletoe. They beat the old record of 839 couples.

And finally,

If you’re about to go out and buy an Elf on the Shelf, hold on…this might be better! The Delco Times says that Joshua Murphy, of Aston, Pennsylvania, has created a new way to get kids to behave during the holiday season with, “Coal in a Bowl.” The white bowl has menacing black eyes and a frown on the front. It is filled with coal and topped with a red Santa hat. Each Coal in a Bowl comes with a letter that reads, “Your grandparents might have told you stories about getting coal in their stockings at Christmas because they were not very good that year. Every night, my job is to report back to Santa and let him know if you are a good boy or girl that day.” so, it’s a new and fun way to terrorize your children into behaving.