How come nobody ever told us that Santa had an evil twin? Google up Krampus, the sinister sidekick to Santa Claus who sports a whip and doesn’t hesitate to use it on the naughty boys and girls who’ve been misbehaving. The legend comes from Germany where Krampus was an incubus who accompanied Santa on his rounds in order to punish those kids who Santa didn’t reward for being good. Krampus Night (Krampusnacht) is still celebrated in some countires on the eve of Saint Nicholas’ Day (Dec. 6), with the most vigorous celebrations taking place in Austria where young men and women dress up as Krampus and roam through the towns in order to frighten young children. (Socyberty.com)

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