YULE LADS

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - DESTINATIONS -

In the lead-up to Christ­mas, chil­dren in Ice­land leave a shoe on the win­dow sill for the Yule Lads, a cheeky ver­sion of Santa. The Lads put sweets in the shoes of good chil­dren, or a rot­ten potato if they’ve been bad. There’s also the myth­i­cal gi­ant­ess Gryla, who boils naughty chil­dren alive, and her blood­thirsty black fe­line, the Christ­mas Cat.

Ice­land

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