someone ask me in the last post who was the black guy who follow mr St Nicolas
This black man is called "père fouettard" in french (don't know how does other country call him)
this man is there to punish bad children, the cotum is the bad children receive a piece of coal when they make some bad things.
This "père fouettard" is maybe the reason why St nicolas don't became so comercial like Santa clos
and for those who don't know this, Santa close was green before he became red for Coca-cola