La Befana - Italian folklore about an old woman who flies on a broom and comes down the chimney to deliver presents to good children on the night of Jan 5th (Epiphany Eve).
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The Krampus - A mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. A tall scary looking thing with horns and a long tounge, the Krampus, accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season. He warns and punishes bad children. If the child has been very bad, it stuffs the child into its sack and carries it away.
Faery Child by by Ann Dahlgren