It's Krampus time!!!??..huh?
"Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Christmas season, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards nice ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus <<<But seriously, WTF???
Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion - In Focus - The Atlantic
In what has to be the most traumatizing tradition ever, rigidly Catholic regions in Germany, Austria and Bavaria have St. Nicholas come down from the European Alps with Krampus. Sometimes called Percht or Knecht Ruprecht, Krampus is as evil as St. Nick is good. This devil has a long red tongue and carries tree branches to beat naughty children. In Switzerland, where he is called Schmutzli, he would threaten to put bad children in a sack and take them back to the dark forest!
Mädchen Neckt Krampus
Krampus lore has it that, if a child’s reputation for naughtiness was bad enough, they might even be snatched by the Krampus, put into the basket on his back, and either taken to a nearby river and drowned, or perhaps even be taken back to Hell with him. (This whimsical little “tradition,” of course, from the culture that brought us the children-eating witch in Hansel and Gretel.) Note the “Satan” label on the bumper of this Krampus’ sled, and the “Zur Holle” traffic sign on the left… “To Hell.”