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St. Nicholas's Bad Cop: Krampus

Was zum Teufel? What the freaking devil?

Exactly. Santa. Krampus. Good cop. Bad cop. Krampus! (“KRAHMM-pooss”) We all know about St. Nicholas- well, we all know Old Saint Nick, that jolly old elf, but our Christmas St. Nick comes from a Christian saint living in what’s now Turkey around 300 A.D. known for his charity, a man of kindness and giving. In Germany and into Eastern Europe, people commemorate his day, St. Nicholas Day, on the 6th of December. Someone dresses up as a white-haired, bearded bishop of old

So St. Nicholas is all nice and kind... who plays the heavy? Krampus