Many of you cultured souls may already be aware of the Catalan Christmas tradition of the "Caganer" - a squatting, trousers-down defecating figurine that often accompanies the usual suspects beside the crib in a nativity.
Apparently the shitting figurine is a symbol of fertility and good fortune.
As a Christmas tradition it certainly beats leaving out a carrot for a reindeer.
There's a whole, thriving industry devoted to the production of these marvellous objects. And while the most popular example is the Catalan peasant wearing a floppy red cap, shops are packed full with versions of the good and famous all taking a dump.
Some highlights below.