We can't forget Krampus at Christmas! Krampus is a figure in Bavarian and Austrian folklore who punishes the bad children in the Christmas season, giving them lumps of coal (or worse) and carrying them off in his sack. A similar character in German folklore is Knecht Ruprecht, but Krampus is the one most familiar to collectors of all things Christmas. This German candy container shows Krampus as he is usually depicted with his large tongue hanging out. His green glass eyes add to the menacing look. No wonder children were good at Christmastime. The threat of Krampus coming must have really been frightening.
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