As Andy Williams sang, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s not all sugarplum fairies, chestnuts roasting and gift-wrapped loot. In Austro-Bavarian alpine folklore, there’s also a demonic goat beast haunting our nightmares.
The internet tells us that Krampus is basically the anti-St. Nick: a horned, anthropomorphic half-goat half-demon who punishes children who have misbehaved. And this very evening is Krampusnacht, when he hits the streets to deliver coal and whippings.
So he’s not exactly a dude you should welcome with open arms. Instead, fight back with this anti-Krampus cocktail. Season’s greetings!