Dec 6, 2013

Krampus, I've Been a Bad Boy

So I totally forgot that Krampusnacht is celebrated on the eve of St. Nicholas' Day, which is today. As such, today's post will be my penance to make it up to ol Krampus. Although, to be honest, I'd probably prefer getting a visit from him so I could see him in person.

Image from Krampus.com
If you've come this far and you have no idea what I'm talking about, you should probably go read the Krampus links so the rest will make a little more sense. The short version is that in European countries, Santa has a counterpart who punishes the bad children.

I'm betting Santa made him up because he doesn't want to have to be the bad guy. I mean, how many times do you hear parents warn their misbehaving children that Santa is watching? What's the bigger threat, no presents or knowing a devil is watching and might take you away in the night? Ok, most kids will probably go with no presents...


Get your very own 35" high vintage style, jointed Krampus decoration from Monsterfink.
Click here to order.


Or if you like your nasties on the cuddly side, and you've got cash to spare, you can get this hand made, one of a kind Krampus from Croshame on Etsy.


A very fun promo video for the book The Krampus Night Before Christmas.

And here's a few goodies from Amazon that look interesting. The idea of a Krampus sticker book is a great juxtaposition of kiddy and creepy. And I just might have to add that deck to my playing card collection, it features Krampus images from pre-WWII postcards.

           

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding us good Sir...

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  2. Am finding when i mention this character to folks they are clueless about him.

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    1. I do my best to educate people. When I first found out years ago, I thought it was something someone made up online as a joke.

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