This was a blast to write! The Krampus is awesome and deserves much more attention here in the States! Anyway, here’s my look back at The Krampus from last Christmas.
Here in the United States, the celebration of Christmas is a joyous time of spending time with family, giving gifts to one another, and gross over commercialism. When it comes to Christmas, we use the icon of Santa Claus as the master of ceremonies (and sometimes that other dude too, depending on your religious beliefs.) However, in eastern European folklore, Father Christmas was accompanied by more friends than just plucky elves and flying reindeer. On the contrary, he recruited the efforts of a demonic bodyguard to punish all the naughty children. Look at this way, our yuletide saint can dedicate more time to blessing all the good children of the world! However, Ol’ Saint Nick ain’t the focus today, for his cohort Krampus deserves much attention!