December 5, Holland celebrated its version of Christmas called Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas and his helpers de Zwarte Pieten (not to be confused with Santa's elves) fill the shoes of children that have been good with sweets and presents. Naughty children are spanked with twigs, put inside a burlap sack and whisked off to Spain to become helpers in Sint's large gift warehouse. Nope. I'm not making it up. And you thought clowns were scary!
This morning, I woke up to my pals Jim and Ed, bringing me some holiday cheer.
Happy holidays SinterJim and Zwarte Ed!
..and check out David Sedaris' reading about Sinterklaas!