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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Little History Lesson - Krampus

Tonight, for your entertainment, I thought I would interest you in this character that I had NO idea even existed.  His Name is Krampus.  Allow me to quote "Wikipedia" 

"In German-speaking Alpine folkloreKrampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts"

I saw a telling of this fella on some monster show the other night and I was fascinated.  Not that I am for beating kids with a bundle of switches, stuffing them in bags and making Christmas miserable for them....but just for the mere thought of him.  Is there something wrong with a little fear keeping you in line?

We're a generation or two away from the wooden spoon, but man....this guy is the ultimate.  Every time you're in Meijer or the mall and your kids start begging, mention Krampus!  Acting up in church or maybe a restaurant, print the picture above and say "he's coming".  Siblings fighting?  Get a Krampus mask and run after them.  PROBLEM SOLVED!

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