The Christmas Spirit of Coal

There’s a New Narrative about Coal and the Remarkable Gifts it Bestows to the World

Like many misguided myths about coal, Not So FastTM is on a mission to change this narrative and inspire people of all ages about the true meaning of coal’s contributions to the world. Want to know a secret? There are thousands!

Candles, Crayons & Christmas Cards

From the electronics in your video game controller, to the ink in your gift cards, to the plastic in countless toys, chances are good you’re indirectly giving a loved one or a friend some coal this holiday season. And just like Christmas, coal symbolizes so much more.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The steel used to build all these amazing things was likely made with the help of coal.






Cheerfully built with coal! At the North Pole!

The carbon in coal is an essential ingredient for countless Christmas items we all take for granted.


Game Controllers

Bowing Balls


Paint Tubes

You should feel right at home with coal.

Coal surrounds us every day as a critical material for the construction industry.


The amount of coal the average U.S. citizen indirectly uses in a single year

Source: Minerals Education Coalition: Mineral Usage Statistics

Coal for Christmas Giveaway

’Tis the Season and Coal is the Reason!

Santa and his helper will be giving out gifts at a pop-up event this season, and participants who visit can enter to win 1 of 3 giveaway prizes! For a chance to win one of the giveaway prizes: take a photo with your coal and gift, follow and tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and use the hashtag #CoalForChristmas.