The old tradition of Krampus has been making a comeback over the last few years.

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Tonight is actually Krampusnacht, with Wednesday being Krampus.

The idea of the Krampus monster makes a lot of sense. You've got Santa for the good boys and girls, and Krampus for the bad ones. Krampus carries a bag of twigs to use as switches on the bad kids, and sometimes even takes the kids. I guess which story you go with just depends on how bad you want to terrify your children.

The Krampus Parade is a sight to see. The one below had about 300 demons/variations on Krampus. They also seem to have a lot of fire and fireworks around a lot of hair. These guys are bold if nothing else.