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[-] FartsWithAnAccent@lemmy.world 33 points 2 months ago
[-] madcaesar@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

Is he related to my dentist Mr. Krentis?

[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 30 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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 2 months ago

Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve not felt in decades.

Yeah that would be nice.

[-] ChillDude69@lemmynsfw.com 4 points 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

Cool beans. I'll give it a shot.

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

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

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

Wait then why are the kids so happy

[-] reflex@kbin.social 3 points 2 months ago

Wait then why are the kids so happy

Krampus taking them to where the bad girls are.

[-] hemko@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 2 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 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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.

[-] DavidGarcia@feddit.nl 10 points 2 months ago

dyslexic finns be like: saantana

[-] bstix@feddit.dk 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Historically, Santa was a devil figure in Finland.

The original character Nuttipukki was an evil spirit that would go from door to door demanding presents and leftovers from the yule feast.

It later turned into Joulupukki which gave gifts instead of taking them.

Eventually that turned into the classic Coca-Cola Santa, but you can still find goats as Christmas decoration in Finland and Sweden.

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

Smooth Latin Rock jingles.

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[-] paddirn@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

"Sleigh Ride to Hell" should be the Christmas version of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"

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

Sleigher - Reigndeer blood
Santhrax - Random acts of senseless kindness
Seasonica - Master of Gnomes
Xmas Maiden - Number of the Claus

[-] Jerb322@lemmy.world 8 points 2 months ago

"How you boys like Mexico! Woooo!"

[-] iknowitwheniseeit@lemmynsfw.com 8 points 2 months ago

"accidentally" : ๐Ÿ˜

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

Actually wholesome

[-] Patches@sh.itjust.works 3 points 2 months ago

Dear Santeria for the dyslexic Cubans out there ๐Ÿ”

[-] HubertManne@kbin.social 0 points 2 months ago

this would be funnier if the krampus was not so well known now.

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