DAY 5. Weird Santa Photos Week. Santa’s Creepy Sidekick, Krampus

Krampus at Perchtenlauf Klagenfurt

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In Germany/Austria, Saint Nick and Krampus go around like a good cop/bad cop team. Krampus, a whip carrying, horned goat demon, with a long red tongue takes the naughty ones, while Santa Claus rewards the good ones. (Notice the whipping switches on his back. THAT’s gonna leave a mark!)

Now we just buy the kids high tech toys as bribes for being well-behaved…?

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