Marc Burckhardt, Krampus, 2011

In the traumatizing lore of some Alpine and Central European countries like Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Ol’ Saint Nick travels with a truly unsavory character, a devilish creature called Krampus.   As they go from house to house, St. Nick brings presents to all the good children, but if a child has been bad, Krampus whips him with chains, beats him with a switch, then shoves him in a sack and takes them to his firey, hellish lair. Parents sometimes scare their kids into going to bed by telling them that if they wait up, Krampus will think they have been bad and take them away.