Some Christmas Traditions Come Straight Out Of A Horror Movie

The Christmas Cat Straight Out Of A Horror Movie

When most of us think of Christmas, the last thing you would think of is something scary. Well, if you grew up in Iceland or have family from Iceland you may have heard of the Christmas Cat. This isn’t a normal cat you would want to visit you either. It’s the kind of cat that comes and lures you in, then it eats you.

The Christmas Cat is also known as ” The Yule Cat” gobbles up those who don’t get offer clothing and kids who haven’t been good. This is the kind of cat that kids don’t want to see. Other countries have stories like Krampus and various other creatures that lurk at night in search of bad children.

No one really knows where the legend really came from. However, the poem by Jóhannes úr Kötlum helped make the cat famous. This is the kind of story you tell to kids to get them to act good for about 10 minutes. After the video, check out the full poem below and let us know your thoughts. Do you have any creepy Christmas stories or legends many not know about? Send us a message with your tale or experience.

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The Horrifying Christmas Cat

Here’s the whole poem:

You all know the Yule Cat

And that Cat was huge indeed.

Or where he went.

People didn’t know where he came from

He opened his glaring eyes wide,

The two of them glowing bright.

It took a really brave man

To look straight into them.

His whiskers, sharp as bristles,

His back arched up high.

And the claws of his hairy paws

Were a terrible sight.

He gave a wave of his strong tail,

He jumped and he clawed and he hissed.

Sometimes up in the valley,

Sometimes down by the shore.

He roamed at large, hungry and evil

In the freezing Yule snow.

In every home

People shuddered at his name.

If one heard a pitiful “meow”

Something evil would happen soon.

Everybody knew he hunted men

But didn’t care for mice.

He picked on the very poor

That no new garments got

For Yule – who toiled

And lived in dire need.

From them he took in one fell swoop

Their whole Yule dinner

Always eating it himself

If he possibly could.

Hence it was that the women

At their spinning wheels sat

Spinning a colorful thread

For a frock or a little sock.

Because you mustn’t let the Cat

Get hold of the little children.

They had to get something new to wear

From the grownups each year.

And when the lights came on, on Yule Eve

And the Cat peered in,

The little children stood rosy and proud

All dressed up in their new clothes.

Some had gotten an apron

And some had gotten shoes

Or something that was needed

– That was all it took.

For all who got something new to wear

Stayed out of that pussy-cat’s grasp

He then gave an awful hiss

But went on his way.

Whether he still exists I do not know.

But his visit would be in vain

If next time everybody

Got something new to wear.

Now you might be thinking of helping

Where help is needed most.

Perhaps you’ll find some children

That have nothing at all.

Perhaps searching for those

That live in a lightless world

Will give you a happy day

And a Merry, Merry Yule.

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