Wicked Children Beware of Krampus!

Krampuskarten, courtesy of Wikimedia

Krampuskarten, courtesy of Wikimedia

While American children fear a stocking full of coal, German children learn to behave to avoid being snatched and eaten by Krampus! Featured on German “Krampus Cards,” Krampuskarten, he frightens young children into behaving during the Yule season.

To learn more about this frightening consort of Saint Nicholas, check out the article on the Smithsonian or the Wikipedia Article!

5 thoughts on “Wicked Children Beware of Krampus!

  1. robertlfs

    YIkes, that’s pretty rough. But helps explain the rather stern nature of my paternal grandmother, even around Christmas! Oh wait a minute, she was Irish – nevermind.

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