Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Welcome to Krampus Night


Remember, no child is too young to know about the glory that is Krampus. He is the Yang to Santa's Ying. In a perfect world maybe they could be friends but they both got a job to do. One rewards and one punishes. It's the way of life in a harsh world full of fear and Krampus. Where we lived in Germany he was called Black Peter and would go around with a bundle of sticks to beat on the kids who tried to collect candy that Santa had just thrown on the ground for them. It was all very surreal. One year they hauled my sister off in a horse drawer wagon with a cage on it. They must have packed ten kids into that thing. I thought I was getting a gift but they gave her back after about an hour of fear. Nothing like living in another culture to teach you that Christmas is not all presents and gingerbread.