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Stúfur – The third Icelandic Yule Lad to come to town

The Icelandic Yule Lads - Stúfur

The Icelandic Yule Lads - StúfurTonight, Stúfur (Stubby), the third of the thirteen Icelandic Yule lads, will come to town! Have you been naughty or nice? Will you get candy or a potato?

Stúfur is named for his height, or lack thereof. For some reason, he considers burnt bits of food that get stuck to the pan a particular delicacy and goes so far as to raid kitchens for dirty pans to get his hands on the good stuff.

Read about all the Icelandic Yule Lads and their extended family here.

Illustration by Elín Elísabet Einarsdóttir