Santa's Weird Cousin; Belsnickel

Santa's Weird Cousin; Belsnickel

Belsnickel (also known as Pelznikel, Kris Kringle, and Bell Sniggle) is a crotchety, fur-clad Christmas gift-bringing figure in southwestern German folklore, originating in communities along the Rhine. The figure is also preserved in Pennsylvania Dutch holiday celebrations to this day. Join us as we explore the life and times of Santa’s weird cousin, The Belsnickle.

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