Saturday, 5 December 2020

Happy Krampusnacht!


Tonight Krampus roams the streets, 
looking for naughty children.


In Germanic tradition, 
he is Santa's evil twin
meting out punishment.


Our modern society has retained the "good twin" Santa,
but ditched the "evil twin" Krampus.


However, Krampus is making 
a bit of a comeback 
in the last few years!


But really, aren't Santa and Krampus 
just two sides of the same 
controlling, manipulative coin?


Sheesh, is ANY of it really healthy?

No, no, no, enough of such twisted thoughts!

Let's eat some Krampus cookies instead! Yay!





47 comments:

Moving with Mitchell said...

I thought the entire idea was very upsetting until I saw the cookies!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh no...i bet kurentovenja is canceled this year.

Rosemary said...

I have never heard of Krampus before, so tonight, I do hope that every child firmly lock their doors and preferably stay off the streets too.

Marie Smith said...

Lol. Glad we don’t have that figure this time of year.

Tundra Bunny said...

I always thought there was something off about Satan, uh Santa..... oh well, enjoy Kampusnacht and don't end up in the Krankenhaus, eh?

Frank said...

I haven't even bought Christmas cards, or dragged out the lights or started making cookies or bought/ordered gifts for a few special people and now I'm behind on Krampus celebrations too! St nick on Dec. 6th, And here in New Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe is Dec 14th, It's enough to give me the Cramps. Can't wait till New Year!

Travel said...

One of the bright spots of my morning,

Martha said...

I've read about that before, talk about something to scare the crap out of kids!!

anne marie in philly said...

the cookies are VERY clever! please, krampus, remove ALL the dump crime family members from the white house and take them to your underworld tonight!

Parnassus said...

Those Krampus cookies! They make me want to take up baking again!
--Jim

Parnassus said...

Wait a minute--if the Krampus is evil, why does he want to punish the wicked children? He should be rewarding them and beating and taking away the good children instead! --Jim

John Going Gently said...

Ying and yang

Mistress Maddie said...

If he collects naughty children he can start in DC with the biggest child ever....and his family.......

Bob said...

If there was any year made for Krampus, 2020 is it. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Laurie said...

👍👍👍❤️

pam nash said...

How did I not know about Krampus before now!! Better than the Santa and coal threat! I wonder if it will work on 50 year old children??

Infidel753 said...

So long as there are cookies, it's cool.

I wonder if he does 74-year-old toddlers.

This N That said...

Send him to Washington...without cookies!!

Leanna said...

I like the Krampus cookies.

Mike said...

I've never heard of Krampus. Interesting. Is he made of cheese?

Susan Kane said...

You are too clever by half!! Krampus movie is darn scary.

Linda said...

Love the cookies. :)

Susan Kane said...

Krampus is darn scary. I am incredibly good, so I am safe.

Laura said...

i've got a few wicked kids in my neighborhood i hope krampus comes for.
love, kisses & magical wishes...
~*~

Bea said...

Krampus makes Zwarte Piet look like Papa Smurf!

Richard said...

We are not doing Grampus this year. We have a real live one. It will take all we can do. It is too scary. I support this observance. But not doing it this year.

Janie Junebug said...

Cookies! I am the cookie monster. We never did the Santa thing with our kids. No point in telling them that if they're bad they won't get a present. They always did something bad and got their presents anyway.

Love,
Janie

NanaDiana said...

LOL- You devil woman, you! lol. Have a wonderful nigh, Debra. xo Diana

peppylady (Dora) said...

One of my friend got married on Krampushnachts and those cookies look so yummy.
Stay Safe and Coffee is on

DVArtist said...

OMG!!! I love this post!!! Krampus is the "man" I have a Krampus cabochon on my website. I cracked up at some of these especially keeping christmas traditional. You made my day.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I will try to find Krampus's fitness routine. I mean, did you see those muscles?! I wonder if he gets any cookies...

Ur-spo said...

I am still here this morning. The Krampus did not haul me away last night. In a way this is a disappointment. Perhaps I will do better with the 13 Yule Lads. I would rather see Iceland than Austria anyway.

Ur-spo said...

A fun fact about gingerbread:
One of the associations to gingerbread men is they were thought of a sort of voodoo doll that in Europe the making of such were banned to discourage witchcraft.

JACKIESUE said...

holyfuckme

Martha said...

HAHA! Loved these, especially the cookies. I can just imagine the expression on someone's face if I gave them these cookies during the holidays.

Rain said...

He won't find me that's for sure!!! I'll be hiding out lol! :)

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ohhh I watched this one Netflix Krampus movie and I was slightly turned on by the hunky Krampus, so I cannot judge your cookies until I have one or two dozen.
Yes, it's an excuse for cookies.

XOXO

Hena Tayeb said...

Eek.. how awful to scare little kids like that.
But love those cookies.. I wouldn't mind eating a krumpus or two.

e said...

Love those cookies! They should be filled with chile and pepper and all manner of hot spices!

Guillaume said...

Krampus has Pere Fouettard as the French equivalent. Maybe they are two different evil Santa counterparts, maybe they are the same. My theory: they are the evil butcher from that old Saint Nick legend. I have been wanting to write a story about Krampus for ages.

JM said...

A tad bit scary.

But I am a sucker for gingerbread cookies!!

In one of the pics, I had flashbacks of the evil man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang who whisked the innocent children away.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

all blessings to the Krampus who knows the darkness that lurks in the joy of the holiday from hell.

Ol'Buzzard said...

for a retired school teacher, Krampus makes Christmas a beloved holiday season.
the Ol'Buzzard

baili said...

Krampus sounds scary lol

i think the hardest battle is to fight with your own self and defeat evil within you :)
that is Real victory indeed :)
that makes rest so easy !
amazing and amusing post as always precious Debra ,love!

The Blog Fodder said...

Where do you find these wonderful memes?

Rommy said...

Gerald Brom wrote a really cool novel about the Krampus. I handed my copy of it off, but every time December rolls around, I want to read it again.

Magic Love Crow said...

I'm hiding! LOL! But, I will take the cookies! LOL! Big Hugs!