Krampus: The Anti-Santa Claus

A fascinating introduction to Krampus, the anti-Santa Claus responsible for scolding and punishing bad children across the world on Christmas!


Did you know there is an anti-Santa Claus that accompanies Saint Nick on his holiday runs? His name is Krampus, and judging by his photos, he is one evil goblin.

Anti-Santa Claus

Krampus acts as an anti–Saint Nicholas, who instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children. As you can see below, he is particularly keen on visiting the houses of young ladies so he can dole out special ‘punishments’:

Krampus Punishing Children

Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching by Krampus, especially of young females.

Pictures Of Krampus

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