Candle Beggar is the most popular of the Yule lads, a new poll reveals. The poll was conducted by MMR December 1-7. Candle beggar is the favorite Yule lad of 34.9 percent of those willing to name a favorite one. Bowl Licker, Spoon Licker and Pot Scraper were the least popular.
No less than 51 percent of women named Candle Beggar as their favorite Yule lad, while only 21 percent of men put him first. Interestingly, men were fonder of Stubby than women were, and the same was true for Door Slammer. Fifteen percent of men named the latter as their favorite, while only seven percent of women did. The result is not surprising , since women generally tend to be annoyed by the slamming of doors.
Over all, Stubby and Door Slammer land in second and third place, respectively, in popularity, the former receiving 23.9 percent of the vote, the latter 11 percent.
Sausage Swiper and Meat Hook are more popular among men than among women, perhaps reflecting the men’s hunger for meat.