1. Send Krampus Cards
Much like exchanging Christmas cards, sharing cards called Krampuskarten featuring the curled horns and long slithery tongue of Krampus is a Krampusnatch tradition.
2. Read Brom’s Krampus the Yule Lord
Brom’s version of the Krampus story transports the beast to West Virginia and pits him against a darker, edgier Saint Nicholas.
3. Watch a Krampus themed movie
There are more choices then you think! Other than the previously mentioned Krampus, you can also give the German film Rare Exports a try. There’s also the anthology film A Christmas Horror Story, which includes a Krampus story.
4. Watch a Krampus run
Once a tradition only practiced in Europe, Krampus runs are catching on in the US. Picture a bull run, but with rowdy men in Krampus costumes swinging chains and switches. I’m not sure how many will be held this year, but here’s some footage from a 2019 Krampus run held in Munich to enjoy if you can’t attend in person.
5. Use Krampus mythology as a writing prompt
Take a break from prompts about the smell of cookies baking and elves and try writing an edgier holiday piece.
Hooves stomping in snow
Greetings from Krampus
Chains and bells
The Yule Lord
He sees you when your sleeping