December 10, 2010

A Krampus Christmas

(From Article) Krampus, a mythical creature who accompanies jolly old Santa and acts as his henchman. Instead of giving gifts to good children, Krampus' bestows punishment, beatings, and the like to children who misbehave.
According to custom, he hitches a ride on Santa's sleigh to bring along some seriously bad tidings. While Santa is handing out toys and candies to all the good little tots, Krampus' delivers the bad news to children who are naughty.
The word "Krampus" originates from the German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by a goat-like demon creature with horns' and wooly fur, covered with soot from hells brimstone.

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