A Scottish Christmas is filled with customs old and new, skits, games, food and merriments. Often referred to as MacNicholas, the Scottish Father Christmas, dressed in
Highland costume, brings all the necessary trimmings for an authentic Scottish yuletide. His sack carries a Scotch Pine, brightly wrapped packages, a bright blue fishing
boat, and a Scottish Terrier are certain to light up the eyes of a wee lad or lassie. Wassail is a favorite among the delicious foods and beverages served at Christmas
time. This drink, consisting of ale, roast apples, eggs, sugar and spices, is stirred up for young and old alike. Tis customary to leave a meat pie and a jug of wassail
for Father Christmas, much like we leave milk and cookies for Santa. MacNicholas raises his mug of wassail to toast in the season and his trusty Scottish terrier yaps
in agreement. Soon the two are off on their journey through the snow dusted mountains and valleys of Scotland.