Let’s face it, the internet is cat crazy! Over this first year of my blog, we have seen them dressed as Sushi, painted, boxed and generally treated rather badly for our own amusement. Sadly for our feline friends, Christmas time is not that much different because today we are taking a little peek into the crazy trend of cat wrapping…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Strange Christmas Traditions From Around the World
10 – “Surprise!!! …What do you mean I hope they still have the receipt?!?”
Spider Trees (Ukrainian): In Christmas trees all over the Ukraine and other parts of the world there is a folk tale that says a poor family woke up on Christmas morning to find their once bare tree decorated with spider webs that shined silver and gold in the morning sun and then turned into the real thing, so people put the spiders webs all over their trees to bring wealth into the home.
9 – “You will see Christmas in unless you remove this in the next 5 seconds.”
Festive Crackers (the United Kingdom and Commonwealth): Because I have lived in the UK all my life this didn’t seem that strange to me, but it seems it is rather odd to everyone else! These crackers or bonbons are filled with fun items, jokes and a paper crown. The person holding the longer end of the cracker which holds a special prize is also said to receive good luck for the year ahead.
8 – “This is one gift bag they will not be expecting!”
Kentucky Fried Christmas (Japan): At this time of year over in Japan, they are in the process of pre-ordering their fried chicken for Christmas! It is common practice to eat KFC during Christmas rather than any other meal!
7 – “You think this silly paper wrap will hold me? I am your MASTER!!!”
The Christmas Witch (Italy): In Italian folklore is not Santa but an old witch who delivers gifts and candy to children on Epiphany Eve (January 5th). But strangely it does keep the same tradition of leaving cookies and milk for her as well.
6 – “I will just wait until they keep all this mess up and then I will give them the gift of fear!”
Festive Poop (Spain): In the certain parts of Spain it has become customary to decorate the traditional nativity scene with a character called “El Caganer”, also known as “the pooper”, very odd indeed.
5 – “I just wanted to hold the ribbon on and got tied underneath it!”
The Christmas Radish Carvings (Mexico): Every year historical and mythological events are sculpted from radishes by Mexican artists for the holiday celebration. El Festival de Los Rabanos (The Festival of Radishes) is a one of a kind festival indeed.
4 – “Who needs an XBOX, you got me now!”
Santas Everywhere (USA): Each and every year in New York City there is the Worlds biggest Santa gathering to celebrate the holiday season! To see the images of thousands of Santa’s walking down the street is quite a sight indeed.
3 – “Santa paper? I am worth at least Sponge Bob gift wrap!”
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Norway): It is superstition in Norway that makes all the households hide their brooms on Christmas Eve because they believed the witches and evil spirits will rise from the graves and try to use the brooms to fly through the sky!
2 – “You idiot! I make made me look more like a French Stick than a present!”
Skate Town (Venezuela): From December 16th to December 24th the city streets of Caracas are closed off just before 8 AM to all traffic to allow anyone and everyone to skateboard, roller skate and generally mess around on the city streets.
1 – “OK, OK it seems you really can wrap almost anything!”
The Christmas Pickle (Germany): A pickle ornament is hidden on the Christmas tree and the idea is that the first person to find the pickle gets an extra present on Christmas!