Each December, children of Catalunya get very excited about the "Caga Tió" a log which has a litle face painted on one end, and which excretes presents from the other. No, really. It's a bit like having a Christmas tree, only with the Tió you have to keep it warm with a blanket, feed it little snacks (so that it will grow and produce more presents), and when the day comes, hit it with a stick and watch the presents tumble out. Unsettling undertones maybe, but best not to dwell on these. Seen though the childrens' eyes it's perfectly innocent!