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I know we have a Halloween Card thread and a Vampy Valentine thread is there a Christmas/Krumpus card list? I know there is a list on some Christmas sister site but I'm not on it and so was hoping there is one on this site and I' just missing it.
 

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Ah, the Christmas card exchange. We used to do this in pervious years, but I haven't seen anything much about in recent years. It would be fun to bring it back to life. You get some pretty awesome-creepy Christmas cards. It's just as fun as the Halloween Card exchange.
 

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I know we have a Halloween Card thread and a Vampy Valentine thread is there a Christmas/Krumpus card list? I know there is a list on some Christmas sister site but I'm not on it and so was hoping there is one on this site and I' just missing it.
Sounds fun! But I got to ask...what's a Krumpus?? :)
 

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This is Krampus.

From Wikipedia:
"Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore; however, its influence has spread far beyond German borders. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, Romania, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, northern Friuli, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. There are many names for Krampus, as well as many regional variations in portrayal and celebration."

The show Grim had an episode featuring Krampus last year at Christmas time. You might be able to find it on demand or online.
 
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