Jólaköttur – The christmas cat: If you thought of a sweet little kitten – you are wrong!
This cat is a monster, easily 10 times the size of a regular cat, black and - boy, is she mean!
She takes the children that didn´t get new clothes for Christmas and eats them. So that is the reason that even today children in Iceland always get something new to wear. There is a saying „að fara í jólaköttinn“ meaning that somebody will be taken by the christmas cat for not wearing new or tidy clothes. Not a cat you would like to meet – believe us!