Our ongoing enlightenment series of Christmas around the world.
When doing our research for different ways of celebrating Christmas in different countries for our Luna Christmas Special, we came across the Tio De Nadal, sometimes known as the “Pooping Log”. It’s a Catalan tradition in Spain where you feed Tio, put a blanket over him, then whack him with a stick several times. And then, magically, gifts come out his back end. I loved the tradition, but it was a bit of a hard sell to PBS. But Fabuloso ends up having his beloved Tio De Nadel come through on Christmas morning and all is well.
The mug above was a Christmas gift from Tom Smith, then artist on the Joe Murray Studio crew.
Yesterday was the last day for a few of our longstanding crew members Megan Hart and Luccy Baille. We will miss them terribly.