Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why do the Dutch hate Christmas?

Look at the Netherlands; twice as rich but almost twice as stingy as Poland. Stingier than the GERMANS (who are almost twice as stingy as the French)! Big ups to the Irish!

(clic the pic for a more Scroog-ian image)

Tall, smug and stingy is no way to go through life, son.

Hat Tip to Tim Harford's Twitter Feed.



Anonymous said...

The Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas ( and give presents then (December 5th) instead of Christmas

Jon P said...

Wikipedia says that 42% of the people in the Netherlands have no religious affiliation, compared to 4% non-affiliated in Ireland. 9% of the Swiss do not believe that there is any sort of spirit, God, or life force. In the Ukraine, 62.5% of people surveyed said "it's complicated".

Anonymous said...

Obviously, the Dutch are big Waldfogel fans.

Angus said...

I read Waldfogel as saying "give cash", not "don't give", but I bet the Dutch do love them some Waldfogel!

Anonymous said...

The Dutch are stereotypically cheap.

Anonymous said...

Santa Claus was inspired by the Dutch holiday of 'Sinterklaas': at the evening of 5 December families come together and receive presents with poems from the Saint (drawing straws to determine who does whose gifts). It has got nothing to do with being cheap. That is just cheap.