|Male cardinal peeks out discreetly from holly bush. Perhaps watching you?|
My favorite comes from German legend. Reportedly the male cardinal was believed to help Father Christmas, aka Weihnachtsmann, by watching childrens' behavior to ensure they were good. The cardinal as a Santa spy? Surely they aren’t watching us and then tattling.
|What is he watching and who does he tell?|
It does raise questions about Santa's other data sources. Meantime, keep sharp and be nice just in case.