This is how Christmas is celebrated around the world

From 'pooping' logs to festivals featuring monstrous creatures, these are the weird and wonderful Christmas traditions around the globe

25 December 2018 - 00:00 By Matthew Vice

SANTA CLAUS
Okay, yes, everyone knows who Santa Claus is — but how many people know the origins of the character? Well, nobody knows every detail, but he’s probably an amalgamation of several figures including the actual Saint Nicholas of Myra; Sinterklaas, a Dutch legendary figure based on Saint Nicholas; and, most surprisingly, Odin, a mythological figure from European Paganism...

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