Krampus, in central European popular legend, a half-goat, half-demon monster that punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime. He is the devilish companion of St. Nicholas. Krampus is believed to have originated in Germany, and his name derives from the German word Krampen, which means “claw.”
1900s illustration of Saint Nicholas and Krampus visiting a child. Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure in the Central and Eastern Alpine folklore of Europe who, during the Advent season, scares children who have misbehaved. Assisting Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, the pair visit children on the night of 6 December, with Saint Nicholas rewarding the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate, while the badly behaved ones only receive ...
Dec 4, 2015 · Krampus 2015 PG-13 1 h 38 m IMDb RATING 6.2 /10 78K YOUR RATING Rate POPULARITY 3,219 2,034 Play trailer 2:37 12 Videos 99+ Photos Comedy Drama Fantasy A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home. Director Michael Dougherty Writers Todd Casey Michael Dougherty Zach Shields Stars Adam Scott Toni Collette
- Michael Dougherty
- Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Dec 5, 2018 · Krampus was created as a counterpart to kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets. Krampus, in contrast, would swat "wicked" children, stuff them in a sack, and take them away to...
Dec 5, 2018 · Krampus is one such character who comes from folklore in Austria’s Alpine region, where he’s been frightening children and amusing adults for hundreds of years. 7 Gallery 7 Images Krampus and...
- Becky Little
- 3 min
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