And we worry we’re traumatizing kids if we threaten to call Santa Claus to snitch on them. Bah.
However, the notion of the Krampus appears to be slowly making its way to the U.S. I especially like the Krampuslauf, where a bunch of people prowl/parade through the streets dressed as the Krampus. To give demonstrations, I’ve provided two excellent videos from this year and last year. The costumes these guys wear are pretty badass. In fact, these vids remind me a bit of the Procession of the Ghouls in NYC. I think the Krampuslauf should be right up there with the Zombie Walk as an annual event in pretty much every major city. What say you?
P.S. One last question–is the plural of Krampus “Krampi”?