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December 20: Sausage Swiper comes to town

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  • Sausage Swiper would hide in the rafters and snatch sausages that were being smoked. 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 20: Bjúgnakrækir, named Sausage Swiper, would hide in the rafters and snatch sausages that were being smoked. 

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