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- n. A mythical Christmas character made by decorating a short log. It is "fed" each day from December 8th until Christmas, at which time is is sung to and beaten with sticks until it "poops" out gifts.
From Catalan tió de Nadal, from tió ("log") and Nadal ("Christmas"). (Wiktionary)