Monday, December 24, 2007
Naughty or Nice...Krampus is coming
So it would be a little out of my nature to post a normal everyday Xmas message. So I thought I'd share a few Krampus images. Krampus is a devilish character from central Europe that would accompany St. Nick on Xmas. He was the dude who supplied the coal in the stockings, switches to spank the children, sometimes even rounding them up and taking them away. This was the fate of the naughty babes...the good ones got the goodies from Santa.
Apparently cats don't like Krampus either.
Apparently a very bad baby...she seems to like the old hairy Krampus
I can tell that those are some naughty ones...they've been throwing snowballs at old ladies.
St. Nick and Krampus lurking over the cherubs. The dude on the right is getting coal for sure.
A nice haul...an entire bushel of bad babies. I wonder what becomes of them.
Yee haw. I bet this kid wishes he never gave his brother that wedgy.
Notice the apples...St. Nick would give out apples, oranges and nuts to good kids. Seems like Krampus is helping with Santa's burden. Or are those the bad apples (children) he has stolen away? By the way Gruss vom Krampus means Greetings from Krampus.
Here's a book that I have yet to buy but came across it while entering this post. It is a collection of Krampus postcards. I'm going to be ordering myself.
check it out
The Devil in Details, the Krampus Postcards by Monte Beauchamp
Okay so my niece and nephew don't know it yet but instead of Santa I'll be dressing up as someone else...bwwwah ha ha!
Hope everyone is having a great holiday!