Where Santa's into… bondage?
Republic of Serbia
Children in the former Yugoslavian states go to sinister lengths to get their greedy little hands on gifts early. Two Sundays before the big day, kids tie their mothers up and chant, “Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day, what will you pay to get away?”. Mom's then forced to cough up some early gifts before they'll untie her. The following Sunday they do the same thing to Dad -- no joke. Although, in the name of fairness, there's also a day of the year when parents tie their kids up and make them promise to behave. Clearly, the concept of Child and Family Services hasn't gotten to Serbia yet.