Who will visit, St Nick or Krampus?

Hi this is Leslie Harris, and it’s December 5th. In many European countries, this is celebrated as the night that St Nicholas comes and leaves goodies in the shoes of well-behaved children. But do you know about Krampus?

Krampus is said to travel with Saint Nicholas, scaring children who have misbehaved and punishing them with Birch rods, and lumps of coal. Krampus is usually depicted as a a man’s body with a goat like head and huge horns. He’s a scary looking dude! (Wish I has a picture of him)

I hope you are visited by Saint Nicholas tonight, or that at the very least, that Krampus will leave you alone.