Continuing the theme set earlier in the week, here’s a Krampus for you all.
So you think getting coal in your holiday stockings is bad? Just hope that the Krampus doesn’t beat you with rusty chains and drag you to hell – (although I might prefer that to getting a computer with Windows 8 on it). Krampus is an old part of the holiday season in the Alpine countries of Europe (Germany, Switzerland, etc.) He is St. Nicholas’s….shall we say less pleasant counterpart. While St. Nicholas hands out presents to children who are good, Krampus takes the bad children and throws them into his sack. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus around the first week of December and roam the streets, frightening children with rusty chains and bells.
Now the tradition of the Krampus is beginning to spread beyond the Alpine countries. In U.S. cities, annual Krampusnacht celebrations are becoming a tradition – for example this is a thing in Portland and…
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