Forget Santa Claus. This year, I’m taking our daughter to see Krampus:
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.
In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by a demon-like creature. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria and southern Bavaria, especially the market town Berchtesgaden, during the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.
I remember hearing about a similar creature from… Norway? Black something-or-other. Pinger Dave Walls – Don and Mike used to talk about him all the time. What was his name?
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