Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

18 Krampus Images To Ruin Your Holidays

Krampus A beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved. He is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them to his lair.

‘Krampus’ Preview: The Evil Christmas Legend Is Real -- Learn all about how the ‘Krampus’ legend grew in a new preview for Universal Pictures' Christmas thriller, in theaters December 4. -- http://movieweb.com/krampus-movie-preview-2015/

Krampus Preview: The Evil Christmas Legend Is Real

‘Krampus’ Preview: The Evil Christmas Legend Is Real -- Learn all about how the ‘Krampus’ legend grew in a new preview for Universal Pictures' Christmas thriller, in theaters December 4. -- http://movieweb.com/krampus-movie-preview-2015/

Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.  One hoof foot, one claw foot!

Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.

Greeting card for Krampus.  Legend had it that kids would suffer a similar fate during this December holiday if they were naughty.  See the hands of small children peeking through the top of the sack?  The modern Christmas holidays partly evolved from this European Pagan holiday...and that is just "one" of the reasons why Jehovah's Witnesses as true Christians stay clear of it.

Greeting card for Krampus. Legend had it that kids would suffer a similar fate during this December holiday if they were naughty. See the hands of small children peeking through the top of the sack? The modern Christmas holidays partly evolved from this European Pagan holiday...and that is just "one" of the reasons why Jehovah's Witnesses as true Christians stay clear of it.

The Naughty list takes on a whole new meaning: Krampus Night is Santa’s evil twin whose job is to beat and punish all the children who have misbehaved. On December 5th men dress up in some of the scariest devil-like costumes you can imagine and drunkenly run around towns hitting people with sticks and switches. The Krampus legend originates in the Germanic alpine regions and is widespread throughout Hungary, Bavaria, Slovenia and is especially popular in Austria.

Top 10 Santa Legends From Around the World - In Alpine countries, Santa Claus is roughly the same jolly old gift-giver as he is in North America, with one key difference: he’s accompanied by a terrifying, bloodthirsty monster called the Krampus.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus kidnaps naughty children in his sack and takes them back to his lair.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved. Krampus kidnaps naughty children in his sack and takes them back to his lair.

Krampus - And the Children Shall Inherit the Earth — Chris Buzzelli | biblioklept

Children Shall Inherit the Earth, Chris Buzelli- Omg, whyyy can't I buy a print of this? I love anything Krampus.

This piece is inspired by the Krampus legend and is currently hanging at The Fool's Mansion in Salem, Ma as a part of their annual Krampus-themed art show. image ©Amos Madruga/Devil's Cheesecake™ T...

This piece is inspired by the Krampus legend and is currently hanging at The Fool& Mansion in Salem, Ma as a part of their annual Krampus-themed art show. image ©Amos Madruga& Cheesecake™ T.

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21 Vintage Postcards Of Krampus That Will Haunt Your Dreams

“Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in the 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.

Be good or Krampus will get you!  8 Truly Strange Christmas Customs | Mental Floss

8 Truly Strange Christmas Customs

Krampus - concept art by Luca Nemolato  This Christmas Krampus is coming !  This is the final character design of Krampus I did for the movie “Krampus”.  This was a really fun project to work on, I had a great time !

Krampus - concept art by Luca Nemolato This Christmas Krampus is coming ! This is the final character design of Krampus I did for the movie “Krampus”. This was a really fun project to work on, I had a great time !

I can never have too much Krampus in my Christmas.

I’d rather go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company ~ Mark Twain (by wackystuff)

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