Real Coal for Christmas: No Longer Just a Child’s Nightmare
This holiday season, a new business is booming. For fun or revenge, people are gifting lumps of coal, including “Clumps for Trump.”
Is there someone in the office who drives you crazy? A relative who gives calendars, every year? A neighbor whose dog stops only in your yard?
For that special someone, no need for a fruit cake or fugly sweater. Now you can send lumps of real coal, gift-wrapped with a bow and anonymous note.
Yes, coal—the bad boy of fossil fuels, the bane of environmentalists—gets new life this holiday season as the anti-present for the despised (or those with a sense of humor.)
At least half a dozen merchants, most within the last month, have moved beyond faux coal products that are just blackish soap, sponges, popcorn, or Rice Krispies. They're marketing cheap lumps of anthracite from the hollows of