Yes, ’tis the season, and jólasveinarnir are headed for town:

Stekkjastaur – Lock up your sheep!

Icelandic media cautioned children last week that the jólasveinar were having a hard time this year, and to expect more socks and and underwear, and less overpriced plastic imported crap in their shoes this year…
austerity, it is also for half-trolls.


  1. #1 JohnD
    December 12, 2011

    This year we have started the tradition with our oldest girl of taking a little stuffed elf and placing it in various places of the house so she can find it. Often it is doing cute little things like roasting little marshmallows or hiding in a silverware drawer. What ominous overtones we could add if we give this little elf some Icelandic habits! I fear for our nativity animals now.

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