Christmas Customs

While searching for a video of the traditional Boxing Day Marshfield Mummer's Play...

...I came across the following video of a krampus festival in the alps. Unlike the (supposedly) benign Santa Claus, the krampus takes naughty children away in his bag and eats them. This is genuinely scary. Makes our English folk customs, however wonderful they are, seem a little, um, tame...


  1. Wow, they look like some kind of monster from Doctor Who (Tom Baker era).

  2. I have never seen anything like this! They are truly scary! Yet kinda cute too... :P

  3. Hi Andy thanks for directing us to this amazing video. I intend to send it to all our friends in Rough Musicke the street band we play in. Inspiration for the future.

    Gerry O'Brien



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