When I live in Switzerland back in 2001, I was told by my painting instructor about a quaint Swiss Christmas traditional. Santa not only keeps a naughty and nice list but he brings the muscle to back it up. Thats right - he travels with Schmutzli. Schmutzli resembles Santa with a beard and cloak except that he is dressed in black. He carries a broom for whomping naughty kids and a sack to take them away if they are really bad. I found the Swiss children to be very well behaved!