7 brilliantly weird Christmas traditions we need to adopt this year

Crapping crib figurines? Child-eating cats? Terrifying devil parades? Why haven't we copied these yet?

Caganer, Catalonia


Ever feel like something’s missing from the classic Nativity crib scene? I don’t know, like, a novelty figurine squatting down and crapping? Meet the ‘caganer’, a symbol of fertility turned pop culture phenomenon.

From the classic country boy with a red cap to Star Wars characters, popes and Nintendo folk, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Barcelona without a little defecation next to Jesus. Don’t believe us? Ask Stephen Fry.