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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???
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21 Vintage Postcards Of Krampus That Will Haunt Your Dreams

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krampus tree | On these picture postcards KRAMPUS is shown as a chain-rattling, hairy ...

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Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion - In Focus - The Atlantic

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Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Krampus Day... I mean St Nicholas Day

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Cabinet of Curiosities: KRAMPUS!

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Orig. Vintage Krampus, Christmas raised postcard 1915

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Gruss vom Krampus!

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Mädchen Neckt Krampus

MADCHEN neckt KRAMPUS ORIGINAL AK signiert SCHUBERT um 1920 SPITZE | eBay

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Vintage Krampus | Vintage Postcards Pocztówki STARE Cartes Postales

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Vintage Christmas Krampus Postcard by riptheskull

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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…

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Krampus is also a talented puppeteer - who knew?

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