Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Krampusnacht!



Who’s been naughty, and who’s been nice? If you fear cloven hooved devils brandishing switches, then you better say nice. Why? Because Krampus may have it out for you, however, if you’re into that sort of kink, well then your answer is—NAUGHTY! Have to say I may be in with the naughty crowd. Is it wrong for me to find a tall, hairy creature threatening to whip this very bad girl exciting? Did I forget to mention the chains (squee!)? Check out the pictures and you decide. I’ve posted a few of my favorites that I’ve found on the web (I do not own these photos), so grab a mug of hot spiked cider, and I’ll tell you a little about Krampus.


Known as the ‘holiday demon’, Krampus is the evil counterpart to the generous and happy-go-lucky Saint Nicholas (you know—Santa Claus). Krampus follows Ol’ Saint Nick around to dole out the lashes to everyone on Nick’s shit list. If you’re a particularly pretty girl, he might be inclined to chase you even if you were a cherry on the pie all year long—sorry (I suggest you wear a cloak and doff a witch’s nose, fools him everytime!)!

     Krampusnacht (krampus night) is celebrated across the globe, but apparently started in the Alpine countries. Festivals celebrating Krampus can be found from Italy to Japan, and America. There’s even a Krampus beer—seems we all love a horny devil!

     I’ve even read somewhere of a dark and stormy night when a town was awoken by the incessant barking of dogs and the noise of Krampus galloping over the snowy rooftops. When morning came, the folk checked their roofs and found that over several miles the large hoof prints of an upright beast had made passage. Hmm …



Here’s an interesting websites to check out if you’d like to learn more about Krampus:
www.krampus.com

So, if Krampus and good ol’ Nick came to your door, would you plead naughty or nice, and why? I’m dying to hear your comments!




7 comments:

Kathleen Valentine said...

We call it "Belsnickel". It comes from "Pelz-Nicholas of St. Nichola in Pelts. I blogged about it today: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/happy-belsnickel-everyone-spread.html

Mightybri's blogs said...

Love this, heard this legend on the old Don and Mike Radio show where they would discuss Black Peter who would steal naughty children to come to the North Pole and work in the Elven sweat shops for a year.

Carson Buckingham said...

Naughty? Nice? Is it really for me to say? I think that's an assessment that must be made by others.

If I had to say, though, I think I'd go with "forlorn".

C.K.Garner said...

Ahaha! A German-American friend of mine at work said that folks really do dress up as the Krampus in Germany (in a town of which the name escapes me)on a couple of nights in December. They warn tourists to stay off the streets while the Krampus are out because they really will whip you hard enough to bruise, some actually wonk you with real chains! She says she stays inside because she knows better, but every year some tourist gets it good...they were likely very naughty!

Nishi Serrano said...

Oh, com'mon Carson--we all know your naughty!!! *wink*

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hello! Nisha Serrano...
I invoke my rights to plead the 5th...When it comes to whether I have been "naughty" or "nice" this year.
LOL
deedee

tfwalsh said...

Geez, if there was a reason to be nice, this is it... this guy is freaky scary and I won't want him whipping me.... but on another note.. he is so cool...hehe