The Consoda (Portugal):On Christmas morning, families host a large feast. Part of the festivities includes inviting dead relatives who are also served meals to join in with the fun.
The Jolakotturinn (Iceland) is a giant Yule Cat who roams the countryside on Christmas. Those who do not have new Christmas clothing are devoured by this rather unusual holiday beast; to placate the animal, offer it new clothes.
From our spectral family to yours, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and Boxing Day!