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Christmas Traditions in Germany: Saint Nicholas' Day - News - Bubblews

Krampus & Santa: Like PB & J. Deets on this card: "Krampus; A demonic figure who used to accompany St. Nicholas to punish bad children with his Rute (switch); based on mythical winter figures going back to pagan times. Also known as Hans Muff, Krampus,Nickel, and other names. In some regions, Ruprecht or Krampus is good - just another Weihnachtsmann." - Saint Nicholas Glossary

German Saint Nicholas