It has become a nightmare for parents! Every Christmas is the same story about offering presents to children. What most worry me are the characters, which bring the gifts to them. Here in Barcelona, Spain, where I live, it results that we can take one of the three mainly traditional characters, but in the end children finish receiving presents from the three of them:
CHRISTMAS LOG: December 24th at night. Children hit a trunk covered with a blanket, and they sing a scatological song: “Shit log, shit nougats, hazelnuts and cottage cheese, if you don't shit well, I'll hit you with a stick, shit log!” They open the blanket and it appears the presents.
SANTA CLAUS: December 25th in the morning more gifts at home that a fat, white bearded man has left under the Christmas tree. It happened while people were sleeping, even if you have a technological advanced alarm system.
THE THREE WISE MEN: January 6th in the morning more presents. The worst is that this time are three men who entered at your home without realizing that they were into. Really, not to panic, they are magical and reliable people.
Lucky the kids, unlucky for parents pocket!