Be Good, Kids. Or Else. It’s Krampusnacht

Dec. 5 is Krampusnacht -- or Krampus Night -- so you'd better be good. Really.

He’s coming to bring all you bad kids your lump of coal. Or something far worse. He’s the opposite of Santa Claus and for him, you’d really better watch out.

Dec. 5 is Krampusnacht, a German holiday begun at least two centuries ago that has slowly crept west to the United States. In 2019, Krampusnacht events were held in several U.S. cities, but Covid-19 has severely cramped Krampus’ style. Until he returns, Halloween Every Night offers this quick primer by artist Nicole Lavanier.