Jólakötturinn (aka The Christmas Cat) Ornament

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Jólakötturinn aka the Christmas Cat aka the Yule Cat ornament makes a perfect gift with a fun story, especially for creepy Christmas fans, which is totally a thing, and Silver in the City is the only place in the U.S. that you can find them. 

TLDR of the Jólakötturinn aka the Christmas Cat aka the Icelandic Yule Cat:

In Iceland, if you don't do your chores or have a way to get new clothes before Christmas, you will be eaten by a gigantic cat. Kind of takes naughty or nice to a whole other hardcore level.

Say what now? Getting clothes for Christmas is a Reward!

Iceland’s Yule Cat is all about extreme fashion policing, and gives the perfect excuse to get everyone those dreaded socks for Christmas - it's literally a life saving act. Much like Central Europe's terrifying half-goat-half demon, Krampus, the Yule Cat is the ultimate enforcer of good behavior. Because who wants to get eaten by something scary - especially at Christmas?

For most Christmas celebrating kids (and probably some adults, too), new clothes barely beat out lumps of coal for crappiest present. But, according to this Icelandic tradition, the Jólakötturinn eats anyone who hasn’t received new clothes by the time Christmas rolls around. And how does one get new clothes? Finish those chores. Which means lazy children who don't get their work done have to face the Jólakötturinn.

How scary can a Yule Cat even be?
For starters, the Jólakötturinn is no mere kitten—it towers above the tallest houses. As it prowls about Iceland on Christmas night, the Jólakötturinn peers in through windows to see what kids have gotten for presents. If the Jólakötturinn sees new clothes are among their possessions, the big cat moves along. But if a child was too lazy to earn new socks, the Jólakötturinn will eat their dinner... before moving on to the main course of the child themselves.

This 4' plush terrifying kitty will hang in any tree, watching and waiting to pounce, which actually sounds like pretty much any other cat. What if they're all Jólakötturinn?

 

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