Be good, for goodness’s sake!

In my previous post, I mentioned that Saint Nicholas was traditionally accompanied by a man or creature whose identity varies, and whose role is to punish naughty children.

In the Alps, that companion is the Krampus, a particularly nasty and terrifying devil. Below are a few traditional postcards. See for yourselves…

So tonight, Dec. 5th… don’t let the Krampus get you!

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