303P: A Christmas story with a house on stilts

Looking for a book that my sister remembers, hoping to find it for her and surprise her.

She remembers this:

1) Early in the book is an illustration of houses on stilts

2) There is porridge that has a single almond hidden in it and one lucky person will find it

3) There is a man with a broken tooth

4) I think she said it is a Christmas story

Thank you!!!

One thought on “303P: A Christmas story with a house on stilts

  1. My first thought was one of Astrid Lindgren’s books, like “Pippi Longstocking” or “The Children of Noisy Village,” though I don’t specifically recall them having the details you cite. The almond in the porridge is apparently a Scandinavian tradition. A google search turned up “The Tomtes’ Christmas Porridge” by Sven Nordqvist, but I don’t know if the other plot points align.

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