Santa Claus Doesn’t Eat Children

English: Krampus at Perchtenlauf Klagenfurt
English: Krampus at Perchtenlauf Klagenfurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some of you might wonder why a Jewish kid like myself would write about Santa. It is not because I once beat him to a bloody pulp or that I once wished death upon him either.

No, in this case it is because I learned that the man has a sort of arch nemesis that I never knew about and it is not the Martians. The fat man on the sleigh has a monster called the Krampus that eats bad kids.

Who knew.

I have got to get in touch with Santa’s PR team and tell them that they are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to make the man look even better. Really, they could turn this whole naughty and nice thing into something much more interesting. Now I am not a Don Draper kind of guy. My tagline of  “I may be fat but I don’t eat children” probably won’t see the light of day.

But if they move quickly they can probably come up with something catchy and make this into something really groovy. Take a look at the video of the Krampus and tell me that there isn’t real potential for something cool. Maybe Santa takes on the Krampus and the Evil Elf on the Shelf.

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  1. Livefyre says

    @TheJackB Thanks for the heads up on that. We’ll pass this to our dev team for further investigation and keep you posted in the meantime.

    • TheJackB says

      @livefyre Thanks. That is not the only post like that, but maybe it is a uniform issue. Anyway, thank you again for your help.

  2. says

    Well, now, that’s what I call common sense. It’s all very well rewarding our good kids with positive reinforcement, but in this day and ago one really needs a terrifying apparition to scare the bejeezers out of the little blighters who don’t tow the line. I’m now thinking of hiring Krampus for a really alternative Christmas.

  3. says

    The good guys always have handimen to do their dirty work. I am wary of anybody wearing a costume or mask, and I cannot understand why adults should want to scare the shit out of children, do you?

  4. says

    Santa has avoided me ever since, as a boy, I told my father to light a fire in our fireplace in case Santa mistook our Jewish household for one that celebrated Christmas.

  5. says

    I love your opening paragraph. Grabber. The video? Well, I’ve seen some kids pretty frightened by the man in the red suit…this theme music didn’t seem to be playing all the while. But maybe Mama’s Kissing Santa Claus is pretty scary.

    Thanks for stopping by to chat about Kristen’s December Dilema.

    • says

      That man in the red suit has led to some great pix. Every year I see a few online that make me wonder who if visiting him is supposed to be a treat or punishment. 😉

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