Twelve best things to do in Spain at Christmas
From the truly sublime to the downright bizarre, the festive season in Spain is an amazing experience. Check out The Local's guide to the very best the country has to offer during the 12 highly hedonistic days of Christmas.
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HAVE A CRAPPY CHRISTMAS: The 'Christmas log' (Tió de Nadal) commonly referred to as the 'pooing log' is a famous part of Catalan mythology. Families 'feed' the log in the run up to Christmas then beat it with sticks while encouraging it to excrete the Christmas presents. Also keep a look out for Christmas crappers (caganers), traditionally a crapping figure added to a Catalan crib. You can buy modern Christmas crappers depicting an array of famous faces, from Queen Elizabeth to Lionel Messi.
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