You Better Watch Out

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Meet Krampus: a half-goat, half-demon, horrific beast who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty. (Nat Geo News)

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In some Alpine cultures, St. Nicholas rides shotgun to Krampus, a demon-like creature. Unlike St. Nicholas, Krampus punishes naughty children. See this illustration on our website. Illustration courtesy National Geographic Society

In some Alpine cultures, St. Nicholas rides shotgun to Krampus, a demon-like creature. Unlike St. Nicholas, Krampus punishes naughty children. See this illustration on our website.
Illustration courtesy National Geographic Society

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Krampus, though. Illustration courtesy Kohelet. This image is in the public domain.

Krampus, though. My favorite parts about this image are Krampus’ mismatched feet—hoof and claw?—and the fact that the little girl is so sanguine about the situation. She’s got her apples.
Illustration courtesy Kohelet, courtesy Wikimedia. This image is in the public domain.

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