For those of you who celebrate, don't forget St. Nick comes tonight!

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have never even heard of St. Nicholas day. When I was a kid, St. Nick always came on Christmas Eve night.

Post # 4
212 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never heard of this either! I was confused reading the title of this thread and wondered if I had discovered the secrets of time travel! 🙂

Post # 5
4956 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@tampalove35:  Ive never heard of this either but as kid we would leave our christmas list in our slippers outside our bedroom doors. I wonder if this was the day we did it on or if my parents just choose a random night?

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never heard of this! That’s fun! St Nick comes on Christmas eve around these parts.


Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@tampalove35:  St Nick? BRING ON DER KRAMPUS!

Scariest children’s tale ever! Love it!

Post # 10
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My First Husband had strong European Roots… when the kids were little we would all leave out a Boot when we went to bed… and wait to see what St Nick left.

If you were good for the year you’d get “sweets” left in your boot

If you were bad you’d get a switch (tree branch / twigs) which symbolized you were naughty
(a chunk of coal is the usual symbol for “bad” in other countries)

Lol, of course no one in our house ever got a switch… so we all knew that Santa would be generous to us 18 days later when he came on Christmas Eve.

When the kids were little tho, it was great fun to see their pleased faces when they turned their boots upside down and candies fell out.



Post # 11
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think this has roots in Scandanavian culture, right? That would make sense with the northern Midwest. Sounds fun!

Post # 12
2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Never heard of this.  Sounds fun though.

Post # 13
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

For some reason, I always thought this was Russian.

Maybe I will leave shoes out… maybe I might get my missing cat back…

Post # 14
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never ever heard of anything like it!

Post # 15
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

We celebrated it in Germany. And I’m pretty sure it’s observed in the Netherlands too. My friend’s little boy was way more excited about the night of 5 December than Christmas Eve. And yes, one year my boss wandered around the office as der Krampus.


Post # 16
1745 posts
Bumble bee

YES! I did this when I was a child!! They did it for us at school too.


I LOVED it! People look at me like I have two heads when I talk about it haha


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