Years ago I saw an awesome video of Austrians dressed up in wicked demon costumes… with Santa Claus in tow?? What was this amazing Christmas tradition? It turns out the demon is called Krampus, he’s a mythical Christmas creature from Central Europe. According to legend, Krampus travels with St. Nicholas and while good children were rewarded with gifts from St. Nick, bad ones were punished by Krampus. He carries a bag like St. Nick but instead of filling it with presents, he fills it with children who have been exceptionally naughty. He then carries the horrified children away, doubtlessly to consume them for his Christmas dinner – making the Krampus one of the creepiest, coolest Christmas traditions!
Have a great holiday everyone and a fantastic New year!