OK, so last night we were reading Interview with the Vampire author, Anne Rice's cheery holiday Facebook texts. Anne's holiday offering was to share her fascination with Krampus--the European bad Santa on steroids.
Seriously, this dude is intense (see above and below....). We mean it. The Honey Badger has to give up has bad ass badge to KRAMPUS....
Apparently, Krampus is a traditional altar ego of Santa who lives in Austria and the Northern Alpine countryside. (We're going to check this with our friends at the Austrian Tourism Board!) And he's being exported at an alarming rate to the good ole US of A.
Yup, it seems that people are having Krampus parties, Krampus-inspired fashion shows and much, much more. For a real fright check out www.krampus.com and check out the "Here Comes Krampus" video link.
Our prediction: Disney will make a film about how crabby Krampus is redeemed when he turns to his pal Santa for lessons on niceness (we see George Clooney as the voice of Krampus) and then Disney Adventures will start doing Krampus Tours to Austria and other Alpine haunts of the ole devil.