Krampus: A Creepy Christmas Character (25 pictures)

The first week of December is the time for Krampus to roam the streets of Europe.

Who is Krampus?

He’s a dark, hairy, cloven-hoofed, horned creature that scares children into being good. He carries chains and a whip or bundles of birch branches to swat at bad kids. He also has a tub to put children in and take them away to Hell. While St. Nicholas gives toys to good children, Krampus gives them coal and enslaves them. And there won’t be any milk and cookies for this beast; it is customary to give Krampus schnapps. 


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