Sure, some of our Christmas traditions are lousy. We've got gaudy and tacky decorations, that stupid fa-la-la-la a song, and retail "Christmas creep." But in certain regions of Spain, they've got us beat. It seems their traditional nativity scene includes a small figurine of a defecating peasant.
This hallowed tradition has been going on since the 17th century, but recently the pooping peasant has begun to be replaced by shitting celebrities. And Memphis just happens to have a local celebrity who hails from Spain.
Yep. Everybody poops. Even Pau Gasol. There's more about this at Deadspin.com, including a link to pictures of pooping Popes, George Bush, and other luminaries. Spain. What a country!