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Dec 6, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day is Dec. 6, and in Switzerland it means a man in a red and white costume comes around with gifts, but so, too, does St. Nick’s alter ego, Schmutzli. This fella isn’t nearly as jolly, generous or pleasant to be around because Schmutzli carries a broom of twigs to smack children who haven’t been good. Makes that lump of coal in a stocking seem like a desirable present, eh?