It’s Not Happy Holidays! It’s Merry Krampusnacht!

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Every where I go, it is Happy Holidays this, Happy Holidays that.  People have forgotten one of the true meanings of Christmas, avoiding bad deeds so you are not stolen and devoured by a hooved, furry goat person.

Tonight is Krampusnacht and there is not a single mention of the Krampus in any major metropolitan newspaper, I consider this a conspiracy of the highest order!  We must rally together to fight this war on what we must hold dear.

Just in case you are one of the few people who are not familiar with the cherished tradition of the Krampus you can familiarize yourself with him HERE.

The Krampus is sort of an anti-Claus.  One of Santa’s helpers who punishes and steals bad children and something that is sorely missing from our Christmas narrative.  Kids these days when they get coal in their stockings are like “BAH, who cares! coal is no deterrent!  I will continue to behave poorly and then use this archaic fuel source to burn for warmth.”  I guarantee that these same children will quickly change their minds about how they act when faced with the prospect of being stolen and eaten by an eight foot, odoriferous Christmas monster.

So, just like the Christmas pickle ornament or Elf on the Shelf I encourage everyone to include the Krampus in their holiday celebrations.  Think of the character enrichment and fond memories of young ones whimpering in fear at the prospect of the pitter patter of bipedal hooves above their heads.

Here are some pictures of the Krampus to help you prepare for your celebration.

Look how happy the Krampus is!
Look how happy the Krampus is!
Children jump for joy at the thought of a visit.
Children jump for joy at the thought of a visit.
Krampus come in many varieties, including 'fluffy'.
Krampus come in many varieties, including ‘fluffy’.
Children wait in line for a chance to see him.
Children wait in line for a chance to see him.
Little girl is obviously overwhelmed by joy at the chance to see this beloved holiday tradition.
Little girl is obviously overwhelmed by joy at the chance to see this beloved holiday tradition.