Sun 5 Dec, 2004 11:36 am
Does anyone celebrate this, or even heard of it? When I was young my grandfather would dress up as Santa, come to the front door pop his head in then empty a sack with fruit, nuts and candy onto the floor then disappear. He would also do this for a few other houses in the neighborhood. Being some 20 years later I now do this for my niece and nephew. Just curious if anyone else has heard of this.
I have never heard of this, but it sounds like a good idea. It can help keep the little ones in line by knowing that Santa is nearby
I was first exposed to Saint Nick's day when I was living in the Netherlands... where the day is just as big as Christmas! It was fun to learn about the different traditions, but to me Santa comes on Christmas Eve!
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The Belsnickel , a "Saantaa in Fur" was a meanass tradition that originatted in Germany and came over to the US where, apparently people, starved for excitement, would go around dressed in fur coats and scare the crap outr of children on the 6th of December. It was carried out as a form of mummery into the 19th century when , in Carlisle Paaa, the Mystic Krew of Komus " was started and the whole business of scaring kids let way to the true spirit of Christmas, that being getting totally hammered while dressing in drag. Pa has had an identity crisis baased on all this tradition. Weve got more kids on crack because they belonged to families whove still celebrated Belsnickel Nacht as a prelude to Christmas.
This is all Im gonna say about that Ehbeth, Im still in recovery