NanaBanana1967
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What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by NanaBanana1967 on Dec 12, 13 1:09 PM
I'm 46, live in the US and have never heard of a Krampus. Does anybody have a good story about what it is or where it came from?

 
mjpi
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by mjpi on Dec 12, 13 1:13 PM
You know how Santa rewards good children? Krampus punishes the bad ones. Here's a link: http://www.krampus.com/who-is-krampus.php

 
seasun
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by seasun on Dec 12, 13 2:55 PM
Thanks so much mjpi!!! was getting ready to google when I saw your post....makes perfect sense for DM!
seasun

 
PTBT
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by PTBT on Dec 12, 13 3:03 PM
Yes, thanks for that link. Had heard of Black Piet but didn't realize the Krampus was another name used...

 
mjpi
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by mjpi on Dec 12, 13 4:37 PM
If you haven't seen it, David Sedaris's piece on Santa's helpers in the Netherlands is hysterical: http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~pinsky/texts/Six%20to%20Eight%20Black%20Men.pdf

 
NanaBanana1967
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by NanaBanana1967 on Dec 12, 13 11:30 PM
Yikes! He's one bad dude!! This is one of the things I read...
"While jolly St. Nick delivered gifts to the good, Krampus gave coal and rocks to the naughty, beat the bad with switches, and if a child was especially naughty, he would shackle them in chains, stuff them in a bucket and throw them into the fiery pits of hell."
Holy (bleep) no wonder kids behaved better back in the day!!

 
PTBT
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Re:What's the story behind a Krampus?

[Post New]by PTBT on Dec 13, 13 12:44 AM
mjpi wrote:If you haven't seen it, David Sedaris's piece on Santa's helpers in the Netherlands is hysterical: http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~pinsky/texts/Six%20to%20Eight%20Black%20Men.pdf


Oh. My. G*d. This is hysterical! Every single word! Thank you for the link, am gonna save this baby and send it to everyone I know.

 
 
 
 
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