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9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

My Elf on the Shelf and the Legend of Belsnickel

Sue Kerr | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Elf on the Shelf is creepy. The face, the disproportionate limbs, the mythology dating back to the mid-1990s -- it is all creepy, commercialized and secularized. Obviously, it is destined for greatness.

Watch Santa Give Krampus a Seasonal Smackdown on The Aquabats! Super Show! Holiday Special

Jim Hill | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It might an odd choice to build the Aquabats' first-ever holiday special around a beast-like creature straight out of Alpine folklore. But as Jacobs revealed during a phone interview earlier this week, creating a Krampus-centric Super Show! episode has always been a Christmas dream of his.

That You Krampus? 19 Spine-Tingling Dolls of Golgothia

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts
Karen Dalton-Beninato

As an early entry in the Visions of Sugarplums but Darker category, the Eerie Dolls of Golgothia show debuts tonight at Green Eyed Gator Gallery in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Festive Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

For a couple of weeks every year the world takes on a magic glow, people seem merrier, and even winter somehow feels cozy. These festive traditions from around the world are wonderful -- sometimes wonderfully weird -- and are guaranteed to put you in a festive frame of mind.

2012 Holiday/Fauxliday Calendar

Alf LaMont | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Not everyone is as savvy on pretend consumer holidays and actual holidays as pretentious bloggers are, and I'm just pretentious enough to be your guide through the season.

Things That Go Bump in the Night-Before-Christmas

Varla Ventura | Posted 02.19.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

There are a number of traditions that are far more sinister than your usual red-suit wearing, welcome-lapped Santas. I'm not talking about those known "helper" elves or magical flying deer.

The World's Wackiest Holiday Traditions

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's hard to think of anything wackier than honoring the birth of Jesus -- a man who preached peace, love and charity -- by maxing out your credit car...