Twisted Tradition: The Krampus

Dr. Venture:  “What kind of kinky Christmas spirit is that?!”

Dr. Orpheus:  “It is Germanic in origin…”

What’s that you say?  You’ve never heard of the Krampus?!  Ye wicked ones weren’t beaten with reeds or given punitive dry-humpings this Christmas Eve? 

Thank your lucky stars, o iniquitous hordes, that the pope cast this Germanic counterpart to Santa Claus into Purgatory at the close of the second Vatican council. 

If you’d like to learn more about this nasty, colorful fellow, peruse this clip from the great series “The Venture Brothers”…

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