“Top 25 Responses To
Candy Cane Question!”
Ramesh C. Reddy
Editors Note: The Top 24 creative
responses to the candy cane question were given by students from
India who have been involved in International Game Night & Dinner
this semester. They creatively filled the statement, 'The original
candy cane was made with red and white stripes and is in the shape
of a cane because.....
Because it could match Santa's
flamboyant costume along with supporting him.
24. Cause Ms. Clause thought it would
be cute and matches with Santa’s outfit. Santa however, didn’t think
it was funny!
It reminds us that it completes the
wardrobe of Santa Claus whose clothes are red and white and because
it's his walking stick
Santa Claus is old and he needs cane
and the colors are red and white since he is dressed in red and
white of that color .
21. Because Santa is an old man and
needed a cane to walk. And it is red and white in color because he
is also very stylish and wanted it to match his outfit.
It attracts children and the shape
represents shepherd's crook.
Because the colors make the candy cane easy
to spot at night especially for kids & the shape tells you which
side to start eating first!
Because it looks good, red is
generally color of sweetness!
Because it is easy for children to
steal the candies from the candy shop as the cane has a hook to hang
on! Multiple candies can be stolen at one try!
To keep us 'hooked' onto the sweet
pink memory of springtime even in winter.
Santa wanted children to be good and
a candy in the shape of a cane was perfect for them to remember. It
reminded the children to be good and innocent.
Because of Christmas, and it
indicates the colors of Christmas: white and red. White for the snow
and red for Santa's red dress, so a symbolic representation of the
spirit of Christmas.
Because the shape of cane would
attract children and also it represents J for Jesus when held upside
down, the red color is for love and white is for peace.
Santa who always gives gifts to
children wanted a chocolate for himself so he made a candy in shape
of a cane so that no one recognizes it! He colored it red and white
to suit his attire!
for his dress and white for his beard! It is as simple as that.
Claus always wears red color clothes with white fur and has a white
beard. Santa comes from the chimney and uses candy cane (hook
portion) to climb back out of chimney. Also, Santa can catch the
children from back collar of their tee with a candy cane while
playing with them.
Because old vampire ladies used them
as walking sticks and also to suck the 'red' and 'white' blood cells
out of their poor husbands.
It’s a cane hence in a cane shape and
its board committee members would have been Santa Claus, Target,
Vodafone, YouTube, Burlington, Macys... who have seen red and white
Because a candy cane when inverted
looks like a J which stands for the birth of Jesus on Christmas! The
white and the red represents and reminds us that life is not full of
white patches and that even something as sweet as candy has a life
filled with reds (hardship) and white (peace).
Because to represent the 'J' for
Jesus and the red color represents Christ's pure blood and white is
a symbol of peace and good! The color and peppermint flavor might be
added to offer it to children during Christmas as it symbolizes
Jesus and also is sweet which every child loves.
Santa’s dress has only two colors.
One is red and other is white. So, Santa wants his candy to have
same red and white colors. The red stripes indicate the sin
committed and the white stripes indicate sin which is purified by
Lord Jesus. Santa crafted the candy in shape of letter ‘J’ so that
he can comfortably hold the candy and eat it slowly.
Because the candy shop owner’s father
was a crippled barber and he wanted to make something to honor his
memory. When they found his body, the claw marks from the wolf
attack left bloody red slashes on his clean barber’s apron and as he
was missing a leg from the attack which would have made him crippled
if he had survived so this needed a cane.
A candy cane according to me
symbolizes a gesture or an equipment of help; the color red
signifies by giving an aid to a person and white by help giving them
peace, a cane is a device which is usually used by people who have
difficulty in walking. I interpret it as in Christmas by decorating
your house or giving a candy cane to someone, you are willing to
help others whenever they need you.
Because it signifies love and peace
respectively for the red and white stripes! Christmas signifies baby
Jesus' birth and the joy that came with that occasion!. He spread
love and peace! In the joy of his birth as a celebration, candies
were distributed. The shape signifies that it's a support for his
people! Jesus will support his people and give and spread love and
peace to his children! That's the reason the candy is in red and
white stripes and is in the shape of a candy!
Because Mrs. Santa Clause was one day
riding Santa's sleigh pulled by the seven reindeer. Suddenly one of
the reindeer lost control of its gallop through the sky and tumbled
downward pulling the other six behind him. Mrs. Clause tumbled out
of the sleigh onto the hard ice of the North Pole and twisted her
ankle. She was in a lot of pain and even though Christmas was around
the corner, she couldn't help with the wrapping of the gifts or
anything. The reindeer were all very sad and Rudolph, their leader
approached Santa with a request. They asked him to help them cheer
up Mrs. Santa Clause. Santa made a cane out of candy for Mrs. Clause
that was sturdy and useful as it was made of hard candy. He asked
each of the reindeer to give the cane a mighty lick and as they did
so, the imprint of their tongues which was half red and half white,
appeared around the candy stick giving it a personal touch. The
candy cane was now covered in a pretty red and white striped design
and Mrs. Clause was so thrilled to receive it. With the help of the
candy cane she could hobble around the house and help with the
arrangements for Christmas. On Christmas all of the seven reindeer
got a bite out of the candy cane to celebrate the healing of Mrs.
Clause's ankle. Everyone had a Merry Christmas and the candy cane
came into existence with its shiny red and white stripes!
THE TRUE STORY ANSWER BEHIND THE ORIGINS OF
THE CANDY CANE!
There was this
elderly man who owned a candy factory and loved his grandchildren so
dearly that he wanted them to know about his love for the Lord Jesus
Christ. Since they were children, he had to think of a way to
present the Gospel to them. What better way than create candy in the
shape of a cane he thought to himself. Later he decided to put red &
white stripes on it with 3 tiny little stripes going through it. Now
when his grandchildren came for candy, he had a way to also present
the Gospel. He would tell them the shape of the candy was in the
shape of a cane to represent the letter “J” to stand for Jesus and
when it is turned upside down to represent a Shepherd’s staff to
take care of us His sheep for Jesus is the Good Shepherd. The red
stripes on the candy represent the wounded stripes of Jesus when he
was bruised and beaten to rescue us and the blood that Jesus shed on
the cross at Calvary to wipe away all our sins while the white
stripes represent the purity of Christ cleansing us of our sins when
we are covered with the cleansing blood of Jesus. The 3 tiny stripes
represent the Trinity: God, the Father; God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit. With just a candy cane the Gospel was presented to the
children at Christmas time celebrating the birth of Jesus. Every
time they ate a candy cane they could be reminded of what they mean
to Jesus and how much he loves them. Amen!