krampuss.jpgIt’s late in life, no doubt, but I’m happy to have discovered a new Xmas character to make a fuss about: Krampus. Krampus is some type of monster (though he looks like a demon) who travels with St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) taking the kids who have been very, very bad. In Europe, St. Nicholas actually makes his rounds on Dec. 5th-6th, so that’s when Krampus appears as well. And that’s when we are going to feast him next year šŸ™‚ I’ll need to get some Krampus decorations, of course, so if you’re still wondering what to get me for Xmas – there you go.
To my delight, I’ve found several Krampus songs on youtube – which makes me ask, why are they not being taught in school? If it’s OK to worship Santa in school (or Christ, according to the San Leandro School District), why not acknowledge Krampus as well? After all, Santa Claus is nothing but a perversion of St. Nicholas anyway.

In Europe, people get dressed as Krampus and go on the streets amusing tourists, or so it seems. Here is one video (but there are tons in youtube):

So now you know, next year, around Dec. 5th, we’ll celebrate Krampus day šŸ™‚