Friday, December 23, 2011

Krampus is Coming to Get Your Children

Another product of the Germanic obsession with frightening children was Krampus, a sort of demonic counterpart of Santa Claus who whipped naughty children and carried the worst away in a basket on his back. That's him in a 19th-century German Christmas card, "Greetings from Krampus."

This tale inspired the "anticrafter" known as Croshame to crochet this Krampus doll. Cue demonic laughter.

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