"Nikolaus und Krampus" by Unknown - http://ostrovok.ru/blog/vesyolyj-novyj-god-ili-kem-pugayut-detej-v-kanun-zimnix-prazdnikov/. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
Part of a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Germany, Krampus is considered St. Nick's demonic counterpart. While St Nick rewards the 'nice' children of the world, Krampus punishes or tortures the 'naughty'.
Have you heard of Krampus and would you be interested in seeing the 2015 film based on the myth?
I think for a season about Love Joy and Goodwill to man, people should take a look at the dreadful limits some folk take this too.
The pics I have seen of children around (folk) dressed up as Krampus, the little ones looked so terrified.
Nothing good can come of such a tradition.
I don't see this as so different from scaring children with stories of Hell- keep in line or bad things will happen to you. But I won't be scaring mine either. Part of what I find funny about it is that it's out of context and over the top. It's not really a thing here.
I once worked for N.I.D.A. and Toni Colette was there at the time.I remembered saying that (she may find it hard to get an acting job).But! she has proven me wrong.
She really is an average Aussie girl...Amazing how she has done so well.
So, nobody thought to tell me about Krampus, despite the fact that my father was well aware of a tradition that included him in Croatian Christmas celebrations. You can then imagine my absolute horror when I visited my grandmother at the nursing home and along came Krampus with Saint Nicholas. Krampus was mean to me and hit me with a stick! I was afraid, people! Afraid!