If you’re like me, your life is already overflowing with holly-jolly. I fear that, if I have to hear Mariah Carey sing to me about what she wants for Christmas one more time, I will spend the rest of December in a soundproof underground bunker.
I enjoy a view of the open sky, so I [...]
It’s five days to KrampusNacht, that traditional European holiday on which the Krampus beast roams the streets patting the two well-behaved children on the head and running after the remainder with birch switches.
How can you encourage respect for that Old-Time Religion (it’s good enough for you!) among the youth of today?
Make them a [...]
It’s six short days to KrampusNacht, the night when St. Nicholas’ predecessor and occasional companion roams through the streets of town, looking for naughty children to punish.
Krampus and the mumming tradition from which he stems predate modern Christmas folklore by many, many years, making Krampus a much more real “Reason for the Season.” [...]
We change the culture in little ways every day when we don’t hide our differences. Last December, when my daughter’s elementary school class asked parents to share their family holiday traditions, I shared our family’s tradition of singing a Krampus song. Yesterday, a Valentine’s Day card to my daughter made its way home. How somewhat [...]
This year, my daughter’s third-grade class was asked to bring in parents to share family holiday traditions. One of the things my extended family has enjoyed doing over the past four years is singing this “Here Comes Krampus” song when we get together between the solstice and the new year. And so with posterboard in [...]
It’s not strictly tied to the calendar, but December 5 is a traditional Krampustag (Day of Krampus) in which the creature historically associated with the old Yuletide stories makes his way through European towns and cities engaged in a bit of fun. “Fun” is a word that originally described trickery, quick-footed fooling or some other [...]
Vlad the Impaler contests his legal status as a non-human fiend, given that, although he is now an undead creature of the night, he was born a human being. Both Krampus and Vlad the Impaler are expected to appear in the 6th Circuit Court tomorrow, where the legal status of Vlad the Impaler will be decided. [...]
The way he’s acting these days, I expect Obama to install a giant crucifix on the White House roof, instead of those solar panels that he promised a while ago. They seem to think that the 2012 presidential election is a contest over who loves Jesus the most. Heck, I’m from Austria, and even I know that’s not the American way. [...]
Yep, a Free Krampus Card, all yours, one per person.
Well, Free-ish. I hate it when people leave the fine print to the last, so let me say upfront you gotta pay shipping and sales tax, which is slightly bogus, but this is the best deal we could get with our distributor…
… but [...]
Krampus is organizing an Occupy North Pole protest, saying, “The days in which Big Santa can just creep down people’s chimneys in the middle of the night without being noticed. The man in the red suit paid no taxes at all last year, and appears to have given substantial gifts, year after year, to each and every member of Congress, as well as the President.” [...]