Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Is About Poop

Sure the South Park guys gave us Mr. Hanky, but they must have been inspired by Catalonia. There are two poop-related Christmas traditions in Catalonia. First is the caganer. Any nativity scene in Catalonia has a pooper. The original was just the pooping peasant, but of course because capitalism you can buy poopers of all kinds.

The other tradition it the Caga Tió. While Santa climbs down the chimney to bring us our presents, Caga Tió is the present pooping log. You sing a song, beat him with a stick, and then he shits out your presents. I am not making this up.

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