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 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!


Sarah the Buglady said...

Happy Holidays, Michael!
Your post reminded me of the David Sedaris sketch about his job as a Christmas elf at a department store. A customer asks him to frighten her misbehaving son with threats of Santa bringing coal instead of presents. Sedaris responds that Santa is no longer in the coal business, but instead will come to the boy's house and steal all of the toys he already owns..and his parents' tv, and which point the mother responds "That's enough!"

Stephanie Lee said...

Good Gwad!! What is with that tongue?!?!?!?

You are a sad, strange little man, Micheal....which makes you fun to hang out with! :)

Altered Route said...

Twisted collection of it!

Karen Cole said...

Thanks for the Christmas fun, Michael. That's why I keep coming back for more!!!

Hope you are deliciously happy!

Hey....what will you be drinking for new years this year??? Whatever it is....forget it! :-D

Paula Scott said...

You sick puppy (oddly enough, that's an endearing quality)! An enjoyable and educational post, nonetheless!

Bernie Berlin said...

Merry Christmas Buddy!!!
Give Judy a big hug for me:)
Believe it or not I actually have a bunch of Krampus Postcards..
Hope you are having a wonderful and blessed holiday.
See you in February..
Tim Tams, please..

it's just me....searching for hidden treasure said...

michael, happy holidaze! delta here from fort collins...sounds like all's well in your neck of the woods...or did krampus visit YOU this week?? love love love this post...straight to locally owned book store to order the book i go...

Gretz said...

Oh Michael, you have such a wicked sense of humour - I sense there will be some laughter in our classes in Melbourne!

Angie in AZ said...

I have never heard of this character....leave it to you to educate the rest of us. And dressing up as Krampus? Geez, you seem like such a nice guy.... LOL!