Krampus from A Christmas Horror Story
As I mentioned above, there are now lots of Krampus-related events held across the U.S., from Krampus balls to Krampus parades and runs (modeled after the traditional Krampuslaufs in Europe). These celebrations of Krampus, usually held on or around December 5th, have spread from Austria and Germany to the U.S. You can now attend these Krampus events in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and many more cities! Here is what some of those events look like:
Krampuslauf in Munich, Germany - I love how the Krampuses attack the crowd!
The very first Krampus Walk in Los Angeles in 2013
Krammpstein at The Krampus Ball Los Angeles in 2014
Krampus in Grimm's "Twelve Days of Krampus"
Krampus in Lost Girl's "Groundhog Fae"
Krampus in American Dad's "Minstrel Krampus"
The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas
For more Krampus, you can read all about the Christmas devil in my previous posts HERE and HERE, and I also shared some creepy-cool gifts for Krampus-lovers HERE and HERE.
I hope you get to see Krampus tonight without having to experience his punishments! Bolt your doors and snuggle in to enjoy Krampus' many manifestations in the movies, television shows, festivals, art, and books mentioned above! Or feel free to suggest your own below. I'm hoping Krampus doesn't come knocking at my door tonight...