Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Whatever You Do, Kids, Don't Eat Santa's Biscuits

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Whatever You Do, Kids, Don't Eat Santa's Biscuits

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Byline: Chris Calcino

SANTA Claus is a very strange bloke, no doubt about it.

We revere this obese, hairy fellow who flies through the night on a sled pulled by reindeer, creeps into our children's bedrooms and nicks our beer and biscuits.

We take this tale with not a blink. Just all-encompassing acceptance that this is the way things are.

So we would do well to remember just how hog wild our own traditions are when we consider the bizarre Christmas practices around the world and think, 'Oh, you loony foreigners.'

We are really no different.

That's bananas, that is

INDIA has only 2.3% of its enormous population identifying as Christian but that equates to about 28 million people.

Firs and pine trees are in short supply, so adherents to the religion usually opt instead to decorate banana or mango trees.

Deck your plates with larvae

SOUTH Africans celebrate Christ's birth by eating the deep-fried caterpillars of the emperor moth. …

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