As the festive season envelops us in twinkling lights and joyful carols, there exists a counterpart to the jolly old Saint Nick—Krampus, the Christmas devil. This mythical figure, rooted in European folklore, offers a unique and unconventional way to celebrate the darker side of the holiday season. 

The brief history of Krampus

Being the yin to Santa’s yang, Krampus embodies the antithesis of holiday cheer. Originating from Central European traditions, Krampus is said to accompany Saint Nicholas on his rounds, punishing misbehaving children while Santa rewards the good ones. With his sinister half-goat, half-demon appearance, Krampus strikes fear into the hearts of those who happen to make the naughty list. 

Since you’re a horror fan, consider embracing the dark side this December by incorporating Krampus into your festivities. Are you ready to explore the rich lore surrounding this Christmas devil? 

Krampus-themed products at

To fully immerse yourself in the Krampus experience, we recommend checking out our collection of Krampus-themed products. Unique and eerie collectibles are our specialty, especially if these items bring a touch of the Christmas devil to your home! With everything from Krampus figurines to ornaments and even costumes, our curated selection offers enthusiasts a chance to showcase the darker side of the season. 

Embracing Krampus the Christmas devil allows us to acknowledge the contrasts inherent in the holiday season. While the warmth of family gatherings and gift-giving dominates the narrative, there’s something intriguing about exploring what lurks in the shadows. Also, don’t forget to adorn your space this holiday season by putting Krampus on display for all of your loved ones to see.

Are you interested in the backstories behind spooky folklore? Drop a comment below to share your holiday favorite with our readers.

December 15, 2023 — Alex Wilks