There is a saying in Hungary: "Lassan készül, mint a Luca széke" (Takes a long time to make, like Luca's chair). Since its origin is directly related to the Christmas season - namely, December 13th, which was yesterday - I thought it would be worth a post.
December 13th is St. Lucy's feast day. All over Europe, there are various customs connected to Lucy (or Lucia), light, and demons and witchcraft (because that's how Catholics roll). In Hungary, specifically, Luca's day is a very important point of Advent.
Once Luca's chair was completed (on Christmas day), the craftsman was supposed to take it to Midnight Mass (or to the crossroads at midnight). It was believed that if they stood on it, they could see witches for what they truly were - having horns, antlers, feathers, etc. Once the person noted who the witches were, he had to pick up the chair and run for his life (obviously). One way to slow down the witches that were no doubt chasing him, he had to throw poppy seeds over his shoulder - witches are obligated to stop and count them. Once safely home, the chair had to be burnt to ash.
Some people still hold this custom - more out of tradition than actual belief. After all, someone yelling "I KNEW IT!" during Christmas mass goes over so well every time...