My local newspaper The Daily News from Longview, WA has been kind enough to spread some Olentzero cheer to my local community by publishing an article I wrote about him. In the States we don't think much about other possible Santa Claus' but here, Papa Noel practially doesn't exist! While you have probably read my other blogs below about putting some Basque in your holiday, this article is a concise recap of all that Olentzero is to Euskal Herria. And as they say in Basque, Eguberri On (Merry Christmas)!
Basque Santa: He brings gifts or coal - but prefers wine to milk and cookies