A Long Winter’s Night 2014 – Day 4: The Origins of Father Christmas

Posted By on December 24, 2014

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2 Responses to “A Long Winter’s Night 2014 – Day 4: The Origins of Father Christmas”

  1. Jay Heathman says:

    I recall, as a child, seeing stories about different Santa Claus legends from other lands. There was one, whose name I don't recall, in which Santa was accompanied by a black, demonic figure. Santa would leave fruit and candy for the good children, but the demon would take the bad ones and stuff them in his sack to be eaten later. Happy times!

  2. Randy L. Whynacht says:

    Ah Jay, that demon would be Krampus! You can get a bit more on him at http://randy.whynacht.ca/archives/6395 and http://randy.whynacht.ca/archives/11191 . That last one contains some links to other strange tales from the world of LFM.

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