Fifteen Ways to Fill Your Home with Krampus this Christmas

As you might have noticed, we’re getting into the Krampus spirit here on Popcorn Horror. Not only is the movie one of the most anticipated films of the year, but the beast himself is just generally awesome. With large horns, wild hair and fangs, the anti-Santa carries a chain and bells that he lashes about, along with whips to deal with naughty children. who he then drags down to the underworld.

St. Nicholas Day happens every year on December 6th in Alpine countries and on the night before the holiday, the beast is said to visit naughty children to beat them with a stick or chain before he throws them in his sack to take them off to his fiery lair. This event is called “Krampusnacht”. Krampus, whose name is derived from the German word krampen, meaning claw, is said to be the son of Hel in Norse mythology. The legendary beast also shares characteristics with other demonic creatures in Greek mythology, including satyrs and fauns. In contemporary times, the Krampus Night tradition has evolved into a series of festivals and parades in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

So if St. Nicholas is a little too wholesome for you this Christmas, here’s fifteen ways to invite the anti-Santa into your home.

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 14.10.03

Give your sofa a little Krampus with these throw pillows from Redbubble

krampus_blanket_flat

Snuggle up with the Christmas demon with this blanket from Middle of Beyond

il_570xN.880303611_ff4c

Wish your guests a Happy Krampus with this candle

naughty_or_nice_web

Hang this print by SteamCrow in your lair

il_570xN.741003977_d4p9

Give the beast pride of place in your home and hang him above the mantlepiece

il_570xN.687401479_nt7k (1)

All the horror movies we’ve seen should have put us off puppets for life. But this guy’s pretty cute.

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 14.25.26

Toast to Krampus with these wooden coasters

il_570xN.874915360_bpid

Forget doves and bells on the Christmas wreath

il_570xN.523779278_acob

Terrify any small children into good behaviour with this Krampus story book

d8aa56bd065549442409e59f8c9a6b68_original

Check out these fantastic beer steins from MÜNKSTEIN

il_fullxfull.677907339_za7v

If you don’t drink beer though, you could fill them with this Krampus coffee

il_570xN.863266968_1cui

Liven up the bathroom with this Krampus soap

GC1298

Give old fashioned Christmas entertainment a Krampus twist with these playing cards

Krampus-box

Support an awesome indie project on Kickstarter, and get this retro style Krampus toy

krampus_stocking

For anyone who doesn’t get dragged off to the underworld, stick their gifts in this cool Krampus stocking from Skeptical Robot

One thought on “Fifteen Ways to Fill Your Home with Krampus this Christmas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *