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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..." <<<But seriously, WTF???

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It's Krampus time!!!??..huh?

It's Krampus time!!!??..huh?

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

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

During the Middle Ages, national Christmas traditions solidified – elaborate feasts of regional cuisines, for example, were held on December 6, St. Nicholas' Day and the anniversary of his death. Depending on where you were, the celebrations get a little weird – on the evening of December 5, Austrians like to dress up as the decidedly pre-Christian Krampus, viewed as the companion of Saint Nicholas, and go around scaring the little kids by rattling rusty chains at them.

Krampus Day... I mean St Nicholas Day

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Krampus // Pelznickle

Vintage Krampus Postcard :: home of the holiday devil :: Krampus Gallery

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Orig. Vintage Krampus, Christmas raised postcard 1915

Orig Vintage Krampus Christmas raised postcard 1915 | eBay

Gruss vom Krampus!

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Krampus, Austria


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 Hell.”

Krampus is also a talented puppeteer - who knew?

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