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Krampus Is Coming! #MusicMonday
Have you been naughty or nice? SAY NICE!
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The winter holidays are upon us, so it’s my duty to <del>warn you about</del> welcoming Krampus, the son of the Norse goddess of the underworld, Hel.
Who’s Krampus? And why should you be, erm, contemplative on your good deeds this past year?
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: "Krampus was thought to have been part of pagan rituals for the winter solstice. According to legend, he is the son of Hel, the Norse god of the underworld. With the spread of Christianity, Krampus became associated with Christmas—despite efforts by the Catholic church to ban him. The creature and St. Nicholas are said to arrive on the evening of December 5 (Krampusnacht; “Krampus Night”). While St. Nicholas rewards nice children by leaving presents, Krampus beats those who are naughty with branches and sticks. In some cases, he is said to eat them or take them to hell. On December 6, St. Nicholas Day, children awaken to find their gifts or nurse their injuries."
That’s not worrisome at all, is it? Well, as this is #MusicMonday, it’s my duty to make sure you’re all on your best behavior this week by picking an appropriate Krampus song. If you need a musical reminder why you should be a little nicer, here’s “Krampus is Coming” by Joe Hart.