The monster who punishes children for Christmas, Krampus, is part of an Alpine folklore which, still to this day is well-known in many European countries. Lately, Americans have become aware of this evil counterpart of Father Christmas. One cultural result of this is the family-friendly (?) horror film, Krampus.
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Krampus (2015). Directed by Michael Dougherty. Starring Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell.
Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.
“Silent Night, Holy Night” rendition performed by Alamaailman vasarat, source MoonTV, 1999. Used under the kind permission of Marko Manninen.
Cathedral’s Bells on Christmas Eve, Op. 501 by composer Simon Ernst, performed by Constantin Stephan, licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0). Some changes ie. cuts were made.