St. Nicholas

Merry Krampusmas

It’s that time of year again!

Yes, it’s time for a satanic demon called Krampus to follow around Santa Claus and torment all of the bad little boys and girls. You’ll be wishing for lumps of coal in your stocking when this guy shows up.

I only recently found out about Krampus but the bugger has been enjoying a resurgence over the last several years, a reprise of his popularity in mid-1800s to early 1900s Europe. Although, I’m kind of twisting the lore a bit, depending on what version you go with. He historically shows up on December 6th trailing behind the gift-giving St. Nicholas.

So, for those that always wished there was more Halloween in Christmas, now you’re all set! To buy Krampus dolls like the one on the right, visit here.

Check out a segment on Krampus from an episode of “The Colbert Report” from last year after the jump…