- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t dig for your favourite book, the coolest book, or the most intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Who is this strange visitor? He’s ‘Belsnickel’ – a Dutch mythical being similar to Krampus in Austria and Germany – one of Santa’s helpers. A dour character who was popular with parents who wanted to keep their children in line.
Big apologies for posting about Christmas when it’s still October! This lore comes from a little book I just acquired called The Christmas Companion – a merry little book of festive fun and trivia – a sort of Christmas themed Schott’s Miscellany. I got this to help me write some seasonal questions for the end of term staff dinner – we like a bit of a quiz, and silly me – I volunteered to do it this year.