Snowflake Tree 14"
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A vintage Santa-like figure know as Belsnickle, is carrying a bundle of switches, and a green wreath. This large Belsnickle measures 22".
Belsnickel was a popular Christmas character developed around the Middle Ages in European countries. Germany was known to have both happy and grim gift-bringers, and the Belsnickel was the very grim one. He was not only feared but also got children to behave nicely through the year so that they could receive gifts during Christmas. Belsnickel is the first character in the history of Christmas characters who clearly distinguished between good children and bad children, unlike Santa Claus who presented gifts to those whose names were on the famous 'Santa's list'.

Item #043701