Memories of a Rumpliche Christmas

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Joyce Bise, Executive Director, Texas Wendish Heritage Museum

For many people, holiday memories are filled with twinkling lights, presents, and a jolly old man dressed in red driving a sleigh. For the Wendish community in Texas, some of those holiday memories also include the appearance of a frightening, stomping, mask-wearing figure named Rumpliche demanding to know who had been naughty or nice.

In this story produced by the Bullock Museum, Joyce Bise, Executive Director of the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum in Giddings, Texas, recalls her childhood Christmastime visit from Rumpliche and his gang.

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