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Merry Krampus!

Krampus, popular throughout Europe, is usually described as a black devil who accompanies St. Nicholas and punishes disobedient children.

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    Krampus, popular throughout Europe, is usually described as a black devil who accompanies St. Nicholas and punishes disobedient children. Parents warn their children that Krampus will carry them away if they don't behave.
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    The legend surrounding this character varies depending on which region you hear it from. In Austria he is Krampus, in Germany Knecht Ruprecht, and in Holland Black Peter.
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    Krampus was a well known Christmas Figure in Europe in earlier years, when he was pictured as the Companion of St. Nicholas. While "Santa" give out the gifts and rewards - it was Krampus" who punished the naughty chiildren.
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    Even today, there is a hint of the Krampus Message, in the popular song that is sung about Santa Claus. The lines "You Better Watch Out" - "You Better Not Cry"
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    In Europe, pictures of Santa and Krampus were frequently found on Christmas Postcards and also on Christmas Greeting Cards.
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    Bad children were carted off in the pail or sack of Krampus. Good Children were rewarded with presents from Old St. Nick
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    Europe is filled with the Legends of Krampus - who whips naughty kids - and sometimes even takes them away. Greetings from Krampus - was a common theme for Christmas time in Europe.
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    Merry Krampus!
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    Merry Krampus!