Over its back is an old burlap sack, and in its right hand, as switch. In its left hand, held in wicked claws, is a chain lined with tiny rusted brass bells.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, because Krampus has arrived and he has now been made into a horror icon that is becoming a part of the festivities at Christmas parties in the United States.
Not that Krampus is anything new. He has always been part of European Christmas tales. As Andy Williams sings in the song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”
“There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And talks of the glories of the
Christmases long, long ago.”
Yes, you heard right, caroling and scary ghost stories have been a part of the old time Christmas charm for many years before America turned it into Hallmark cards, boxes and bows.
It appears that Krampus is now the spirit that has cancelled Christmas – a whole new kind of way to look at the cancel culture, protecting the snowflakes from melting into a puddle of water because of the slightest microaggression or the gift of what they see as an insensitive misfit toy.
Recently, there was a story about a young Boy that was left in tears after a mall Santa said he wouldn’t bring him a Nerf gun. A video went viral on the internet that showed 4 year old Michael DeCarlo telling a Santa at an Illinois mall that he wants a Nerf gun for Christmas.
“Nope. No guns,” the Santa responded. Michael’s mom, Sabella DeCarlo, stepped in and told the Santa the boy said “Nerf gun,” thinking he had misheard her son, but the Santa still said: