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December 18: Door Slammer arrives in town

By Staff

  • Door Slammer likes nothing better than to slam doors at night time. 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 18: Hurðaskellir means Door Slammer. As the name suggests, this Yule Lad likes nothing better than to slam doors at night time.  

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