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As KrampusNacht Approaches, what’s the Skinny on your Favorite Holiday Beast? (Krampus Top Ten 2013)

Gimme that ol’ time religion, Gimme that ol’ time religion….

Yes, this is the picture of ol’ time religion, and it’s good enough for me. Long before a chubby guy in red and white felt became the face of Christmas, the beast called Krampus and other mummers like the Buttnmandl swept into European towns on [...]

Six Days to KrampusNacht: Celebrate Breakfast with Krampus

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.” [...]

Where Can you Get a Free Krampus Greeting Card? Well, it’s Free-ish right here.

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 The Misunderstood Winter Holiday Spirit

As a trickster, Krampus exists outside of simple divisions between good and evil. Krampus isn’t a goodie goodie like Santa Claus, but that doesn’t mean he’s evil. [...]