In our house the tradition has always been to put a Japanese mandarin orange in the toe of our children's Christmas stockings. It's something my parents and my wife's parents did when we were young. Back in 1935, little kids in the U.K. might find a jar of marmalade in their Christmas stocking. Beats a lump of coal I guess . . . but not by much.
The actual jar of Mickey Mouse marmalade was one of dozens of items featured in George Kamen's 1935 English Disney licensees catalog. Image courtesy Hake's Americana.