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December 14: Stubby comes to town

By Staff

  • Stubby used to steal pans from the kitchen to eat the crust left on them. Photo/Þjóðminjasafnið

Every night from December 12 until Christmas Eve, one Yule Lad will come to town and leave little gifts for well-behaved children who have placed a shoe on the window sill.  Naughty ones will, however, wake up to find a potato in theirs.The thirteen brothers all have very descriptive names reflecting either their nature or the prank they play.

December 14: Stúfur, or Stubby, is abnormally short. He used to steal pans from the kitchen to eat the crust left on them. 

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