The Christmas Cat is among the best known Christmas creatures is the Icelandic folklore. It’s a huge animal, immortalised by the much adored poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum. As the legend has it, the cat eats those who don’t get new clothes for Christmas. To avoid this horrible fate, you’d better do your chores in order to receive if only new socks before Christmas.
Furthermore, the cat is often believed to be the household pet of equally terrifying giantess Grýla and her lazy hubby Leppalúði, the parents of the Yule Lads, a group of nine scoundrels that come from the families’ mountain hut before Christmas to knick things and play tricks on people for most parts.
Some Christmas spirit in this family!