Usually, when one thinks of monsters, Halloween comes to mind, but Christmas has its own creepy supernatural beings.
Today these legends seem horrific and traumatizing. Why do you think people hundreds or thousands of years ago felt the need to scare their children into behaving?
Yet today, in America’s widely secular Christmas, children are taught to behave or they will be denied presents.
Old customs may be criticized for exploiting a child’s fear, while modern customs may be scrutinized for teaching a child to value material things.