Krampus, sometimes seen as the Anti Santa, emerged into the mainstream last year with his own movie. But who is he...and how is he linked with Christmas?
Krampus postcard (No. by the Wiener Werkstatte, Colour lithography
The Anti-Santa von Spiral
Krampuslauf Graz 2010 (Krampus Parade, Austria - why on earth would you take a child to see this ?
Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa, "The demonic ‘anti-Santa’ enjoys an unlikely renaissance as we learn to embrace our inner pagan." Full article at the link, very interesting revelation of our collective Shadow.
These children look sufficiently traumatized! Photo of Tyrolean children meeting Krampus, a sort of anti-Santa who hauls bad children off to Spain or somewheres.