Although it was his first trip to Capitol Hill with coal in hand, Old St. Nick paid lawmakers a visit just last week, when he entered the office of Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress MORE (R-Ohio). He told BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress MORE staffers at the time, “Now, I know he doesn’t want me to come back in two weeks with a bag of coal … Merry Christmas.”

No word on where Santa’s reindeer and elves were, and why he had to lug his deliveries around town himself.

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