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[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 30 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Pretty sure that's Krampus. (Evil counterpart to Saint Nick in Southern German folklore, punishing bad children while Saint Nick is giving presents to the good ones.)

[-] dojan@lemmy.world 15 points 6 months ago

I’d love that kind of punishment. Be carried around in a basket and go down a slope in a sleigh, screaming with a childish glee I’ve not felt in decades.

Yeah that would be nice.

[-] ChillDude69@lemmynsfw.com 4 points 6 months ago

Yo, I keep meaning to watch that clearly wack-ass Krampus movie, from a few years ago. I get the feeling it's one of those so-bad-it-was-actually-pretty-entertaining kind of flicks.

[-] ours@lemmy.world 6 points 6 months ago

Krampus (2015) is a solid good fun. No in the so-bad-it's-good way but in the good horror comedy way.

[-] ChillDude69@lemmynsfw.com 2 points 6 months ago

Cool beans. I'll give it a shot.

[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

I second this. Also a good double feature with Rare Exports, which is another dark folklore take on Santa.

[-] hemko@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 6 months ago

Krampus is not "evil counterpart" to Saint Nick, it has origins from time before the curse of Christianity got to us

Same goes to Joulupukki (Finnish for Yule goat, or Santa more recently)

[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

It's true, although this "modern" form of the Krampus goes back to the 16th century, so it has plenty of tradition as well. But yes, the Krampus was likely a pre-Christian tradition of frightening away evil winter ghosts with a monstrous figure. So actually quite similar to Samhain/All Hallow's Eve/Halloween.

[-] idunnololz@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

Wait then why are the kids so happy

[-] reflex@kbin.social 3 points 6 months ago

Wait then why are the kids so happy

Krampus taking them to where the bad girls are.

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