The caganer is a typical Catalan Christmas figure characterized by its cheeky position in the nativity scene.
Hiding the Christmas Pickle
Clip Cameo Credits
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Caga Tio Song; Hide The Pickle; The Year Without A Santa Claus; Santa Claus is Coming To Town; Krampus Song; Frank Sinatra – Mistletoe and Holly; How The Grinch Stole Christmas
2 Replies to “E24 – Strange Holiday Traditions”
Okay, so new listener and loving your podcast.
However… Caga Tio and Catalan are Spanish-related, NOT French. Tio is uncle en Español. Catalan is a Spanish dialect, originating in Spain. The French do have their own Noel traditions, but Caga Tio isn’t one of them. Just an FYI.
I truly enjoy and appreciate the ease of the banter and the great relationship between you two. It makes for enjoyable listening. I also enjoy the scientific/cryptid/paranormal basis for the show and the adult beverage recipes. You guys sound like you truly enjoy each other’s company and it’s pretty heartwarming.
(Also, it’s pronounced fō-lē-əg, not foy-ləg. Foliage. My husband used to make the same pronunciation error. I fixed him.)
Hey Kate, just wanted to say “THANKS” for the gentle correction. I remember when talking about this I had heard about it through a Jim Gaffigan comedy special that was recorded in France. I think I just got things jumbled up when he talked about Northern Catalonia where he was exposed to the tradition. I’ll try to make a few edits in the near future and get things a bit more accurate. Again, thank you for listening and taking the time to help us out and for the kind words. We really appreciate it!