In the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January in a similar way to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus Viva viva la Befana!
(Nisse) Norway- Elfin beings called Nisse are part of the Norwegian folklore. Norwegians offer Christmas Eve porridge to the Julenisse who lives in the barn to avoid elfin trickery and mischief by Fjonisse, who lives in the barn and cares for animals.
This History of Mistletoe, from the Ladies' Historical Tea Society. Steve has been shooting mistletoe down for me for several years & I bunch it up in clusters with red ribbons & give it to my family and friends.
The Icelandic Jólakötturinn (Christmas cat) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.