Krampus is an European Xmas tradition - he's the counter part to Santa Claus - he punishes you if you've been naughty whereas Santa rewards you with gifts if you've been nice.
I have become infatuated with the Xmas Krampus.
Krampus folklore info:
freaky Bavarian modern Krampus slideshow:
skip to 2.40 for Krapmus:
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