Krampus: Santa’s evil counterpart

It’s safe to say that we all know the story of Santa Claus, the jolly old soul who rewards children for good behavior on Christmas. Sometimes, when children misbehave, he will drop a lump of coal into their stocking. It turns out we had it good growing up in America, because in a handful of European countries the punishment for misbehaving is much worse than receiving a lump of coal. In Germanic tradition, punishment isn’t doled out by Santa in the form of a flammable stocking stuffer, but instead by his evil cohort, Krampus.


Krampus is known to go on a world tour of his own on Christmas. He is described as a half-goat, half-demon figure with cloven hooves, long claws, sharp fangs and curled horns. His appearance is so similar to the devil that the Christian Church attempted to ban him in the early 20th century, and his name comes from the German krampen, which translates to “claw”. If a child misbehaves a little, Krampus will see to it that they are beaten with birch branches. Others will be whipped with flailing chains. All will be terrified when they hear the eerie sound of oddly shaped and mismatched bells in the darkness before he appears. The really bad kids have it much worse, as they are typically loaded into Krampus’ sack and dragged away to his lair where they are tortured and then eaten.


So, if you have a naughty kid, you might want to keep watch this Christmas or they could get a visit from Krampus. And if you drive uninsured, you may get a visit as well! And one of the cheapest ways to get the auto insurance you may need is with Good2Go Auto Insurance. Good2Go offers minimum limits coverage that is fast, easy and cheap. Visit or call 1-855-646-4661 today for a free, no-obligations quote on minimum coverage car insurance!

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