The first thing that comes to mind when someone says ugly sweater is Christmas… Why is that?
There are many different types of ugly Christmas sweaters, there are ones with tinsel, fairy lights, and even ginormous bows. There are experts actually assigned for the job of telling you what kinds of ugly sweaters to wear on each day of Christmas, if you want to read more, click HERE!
What other kinds of weird Christmas traditions are there?
One of the by-far weirdest traditions of Christmas is Krampus day. Krampus originally had absolutely nothing to do with Christmas, just the time of the year, and Christmas was founded after Krampus was a thing. Krampus is a demon from hell, and was brought up by the gods to scare children that were naughty on the night before Christmas. He usually comes around December 5th, which is the day i'm writing this article! Go check out the original article I got all this information from! The link is right HERE! If you scare easily… proceed with caution!
What weird food traditions around the world are there on Christmas?
Australia: The most common food to have on Christmas is cold ham and turkey. Because of the hot weather year-round, Aussies compliment their cold ham and turkey with fresh seafood, and mince pie. For snacks, they munch on rum balls, gingerbread cookies, and Christmas pudding.
Peru: The main course in Peru is roast turkey, stuffed with ground beef… Sounds filling! The turkey is served with applesauce, and roast potatoes, for desert, its pantone, (Fruit cake) and a nice cup of sipping chocolate.
Japan: Who would want fast food for Christmas? Well, if you go to Japan, you’ll be eating some not-so-homecooked KFC! That’s right, in Japan, for Christmas you’ll be getting a bucket of warm, greasy chicken, served with a complimentary side of cake and champagne. But you will need to get in line about 5 hours before Christmas starts, because they’ll sell out fast!
And...The US: On Christmas in the US, there is a thing called a Turducken… It is a very fatty dish, basically it’s a chicken inside of a duck, inside of a turkey, disturbing, right? Or the second most popular thing to eat is ham, and roast beef. To go along with the meat, is corn, green beans, pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, and mince pie. Click HERE for the original article!
I hope this inspires you to try something new for dinner! Merry Christmas, and happy new year!
Story by Ciella Steury