Which Weird Old School Holiday Tradition Should You Revive This Year?

Why prank your children with Elf on the Shelf when you can terrify them into better behavior with Krampus? Find out which weird old tradition you should bring back this year?

Christopher Marlowe
On Dec 15, 2017

Do you have kids?

How naughty have your kids been this year, if you do have them?

Whether you have children or not, how much do you despise Elf on the Shelf?

And what Christmas candy does the mischievous elf eat while the kids sleep?

Are you looking for a new family-friendly tradition or something a little crazier?

Are you looking for a new tradition to benefit you or to benefit others?

Which of the following is your favorite part of the holiday season?

When do you open presents?

Yule Log

Yule Log

This holiday season, you should bring back a little warmth to your home with a yule log! Even if you don't have a fireplace, you can just pull one up on Netflix or YouTube and gather round your screen, telling ghost stories or playing cards with your loved ones! This would be a particularly fun tradition to bring back if you're having a Friendsmas this year! Would you bring back this tradition this year? Talk to us about it in the comments below, and share with your friends to see which tradition they should revive!

Pickle Ornament

Pickle Ornament

Rumored to have begun in Germany, but largely proven to be a tradition that began in department stores, the Christmas Pickle is a great tradition to bring back if you're tired of Elf on the Shelf. All you need to do is hide a glass pickle ornament in your Christmas tree. The first person to find it, most often the first child to find it, is supposed to have good luck all year and get a special prize from the person who put it on the tree. Would you bring back this tradition this year? Talk to us about it in the comments below, and share with your friends to see which tradition they should revive!

Krampus

Krampus

If you're a little tired of Christmas, we recommend adding a dash of Krampus to your holiday season. Traditionally, Krampus is the Christmas demon who drags naughty people to hell with his whips and chains. Mostly, parents just use Krampus to terrify kids into good behavior and sometimes people even dress up as Krampus on December 5 (Krampusnacht) and get drunk and beat up other drunk people. However you decide to use Krampus, please do it responsibly. Would you bring back this tradition this year? Talk to us about it in the comments below, and share with your friends to see which tradition they should revive!

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Often a New Years tradition, we recommend doing a Polar Bear Plunge this year, a time-honored tradition where people jump into icy water for no good reason except, ya know, to raise money for charity. If you'd like to do some good this holiday season as well as something stupid that you can tell your grandkids about years down the line, we recommend jumping into some icy water for a good cause. Would you bring back this tradition this year? Talk to us about it in the comments below, and share with your friends to see which tradition they should revive!