The Krampus Carol by Anthony Bourdain


The HORROR REPORT has always loved Krampus. But not enough to wish to see him instead of Santa..

In this quick holiday story, written by Anthony Bourdain before his untimely death earlier this year, North America is given a brief, dark, humorous peek into the mythos surrounding Krampus, a goat-demon who comes during the Christmas holidays to punish children who misbehaved over the last year. A good pal of Santa Claus, Krampus, and the dread he has instilled in rotten kids for generations, most likely pre-dates Christianity.

This short story is to the point on the Krampus story, more so than American adaptations.. 
From my 7-year-old who watched: “Great, thanks for the nightmares Dad.”
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