The Christmas Cat

Icelandic Yule Cat at The Great Cat Store

Old Icelandic folklore tells the tale of a cat who prowls around on Christmas eve and eats any child who does not receive a new piece of clothing.  The Christmas Cat belongs to Gryla and Leppauluoi who have 13 children or yule lads.  The tale was made famous by a 1932 poem by Icelandic poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum.


Lit up with over 6,500 LED lights the 5 metre tall and 6 metre wide Christmas Cat has arrived in downtown Reykjavík. Better give a piece of clothing to your children, or face the consequences!

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