Weird Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Here are some weird Christmas traditions from around the world, including the USA.


A beast-like demon creature that roams city streets frightening kids and punishing the bad ones – nope, this isn’t Halloween, but St. Nicholas’ evil accomplice, Krampus. In Austrian tradition, St. Nicholas rewards nice little boys and girls, while Krampus is said to capture the naughtiest children and whisk them away in his sack. In the first week of December, young men dress up as the Krampus (especially on the eve of St. Nicholas Day) frightening children with clattering chains and bells.

Caga Tió

(Pooping Log)

In English, Caga Tió is "the pooping log". Really. The Catalan custom is still celebrated in Spain, where you can buy your own el Caga Tió. The log is hollowed out, with legs and a face added. You must "feed" him every day beginning on December 8th. On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, put him in the fireplace and beat him with sticks until he poops out small candies, fruits, and nuts. When he is through, the final object dropped is a salt herring, a garlic bulb, or an onion. Oh yeah, there is a traditional song the family can sing to encourage the process.

poop log,poop turrón,hazelnuts and cottage cheese,if you don't poop well,I'll hit you with a stick,poop log!


 Catalonian tradition is the Caganer, a Christmas statue found in nativity scenes in Andorra and parts of Spain, Italy, and Portugal. The scenes depict the entire town of Bethlehem, and the Caganer is usually tucked away in a corner, far from Mary and Joseph. The Caganer needs privacy, because he is defecating. There are quite a few explanations for this custom, but none have been confirmed as the original source. Caganers have been used for at least a couple hundred years. 

ITALY La Befana

A which who delivers gifts to children on Christmas Eve.


Christmas isn’t a national holiday in Japan but that doesn’t stop a large number of people celebrating the festival. Santa Claus, or Santa Kurohsu, is said to have eyes in the back of his head to keep an eye on naughty children, while Japanese Christmas cake is usually made up of sponge, whipped cream, and strawberries.  Eating KFC is a tradition on Christmas Day among many Japanese.


Santa Claus

Judges you all year long. Watches while you sleep. Know's if you've been bad or good, and determines if you will get a toy on Christmas. 

Mean while, he has droves of elves he makes work around the clock. Christmas night he flies around the world with flying reindeer , landing on rooftops and climbing down your chimney. He expects cookies and milk. If your bad you get coal in your stockings. 

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