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Meet Krampus, the Christmas Devil Who Punishes Naughty Children

December 5, 2018 in History

By Becky Little

Every year in early December, children in Austria get ready for St. Nicholas to visit them. If they’ve been good, he’ll reward them with presents and treats. But if they’ve been bad, they’ll get a lot more than a lump of coal—they’ll have to face Krampus.

Who’s Krampus, you ask? He’s the half-man, half-goat who comes around every year to chase naughty children and maybe even drag them to hell. European versions of St. Nicholas have long had scary counterparts like , which shouldn’t be confused with the many other low-budget Krampus movies.

Although Krampus is relatively new to the U.S., this alpine legend is the original bad Santa.

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Source: HISTORY

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