When you think of Christmas traditions, you may think of things like Santa Claus, gift giving and Christmas cookies. From strange food choices to bizarre Christmas characters, Here are our top 10 weirdest Christmas traditions.
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Be Amazed at these Top 10 Weirdest Christmas Traditions! Hide Your Brooms – This tradition from Norway had women hiding all the brooms in their house before they went to bed on Christmas Eve. Roller Skating to Church – A fun tradition we can all get behind in Caracas, Venezuela involves roller skating to Christmas mass. Kiviak – Greenland has got some strange Christmas traditions, namely it’s delicacy of Kiviak. Caganer – The Caganer is a tradition found in Catalina where a small, special guest is included in the traditional nativity scene. Pickle Ornament – The popular tradition of hanging a Christmas pickle ornament on your tree has long been believed to have started in Germany – however, this might not be the case.
Televised Yule Log – In America, the tradition of turning on your TV at Christmas morning to watch a log burn bright began in 1966 and is still going strong today. Christmas Dinner in Japan – Even though Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, a long running Christmas tradition includes eating fried chicken at KFC. Deck the Halls with Spider Webs – The Spider and the Christmas Tree is an old Ukrainian Christmas story which has led to families decorating their trees with glittering spider webs instead of the usual ornaments from the United States. Mari Lwyd – Beginning in the early 1800’s and continuing to this day in South Wales, men take the skull of a horse and decorate it with ribbons before attaching it to a pole. Zwarte Piet – A friend or sort of sidekick of St. Nicholas, Zwarte Pete – or Black Pete – is a controversial character who hands out sweets to children in Amsterdam on December 5th.