U.S. kids have it easy – in Germany a demon accompanies Santa and beats naughty kids with a stick. Meet the anti-Santa Claus named Krampus.

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He’s known in Alpine countries variously as Krampus, Klaubauf, Bartl, and Wubartl, a beast-like, half-goat, half-demon creature that takes over where Santa left off (think of Krampus as the anti-Santa). While Saint Nicholas rewards well-behaved boys and girls with gifts, Krampus captures naughty kids, places them in his oversized-sack, and carries them away to his…

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