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Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Friday, 20 December 2019

Krampus says...


Krampus is a mythological creature or demon, particular to parts of eastern and northern Europe, especially Austria and Hungary. It is believed that Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children (in contrast to St. Nick, who gives gifts to good children). Due to German and Austrian influence, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, (Czecho)Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy.

The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (St Nicholas' Eve, known in German as 'Krampusnacht'), and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching - corporal punishment with a birch rod – by Krampus, especially of young girls.
Images of Krampus usually show him with a basket on his back used to carry away bad children and dump them into the pits of Hell. 

Merry Christmas everyone!


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Yule Cat says "BÖO!"

Jólakötturin, the Icelandic Yule Cat is 'a vicious cat who lurks about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eats people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.'(!)

Praying you ALL get new socks this year!

Friday, 4 January 2019

Dry January

Krampus in his Christmas jumper has some advice...

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas abominable snowman!

I drew this a few months back & figured it looks suitably Christmassy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Winter Solstice...

I trust you all have your winter solstice / Xmas costumes ready? I know I have!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Festive animated greetings!



A festive animated non-denominational animated greeting (nb may contain unicorns)
You can see it BIGGER here -


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Advent of Unwanted Gifts #24 (slight return)

Superfluous smellies. (& you wanted a f***ing iPad™)

Why not collect the series of Unwanted Gifts?

But remember, just be nice to each other & give the rampant consumerism a miss huh?

Merry Christmas! x

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Advent of unwanted gifts #23

Bottle of 'Nan-booze'.

Snowball?!? Everybody knows Advocaat is mainly composed of phlegm (probably) & eggs - We can mainly blame the Belgians for that!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Advent of unwanted gifts #20

Unfortunately timed fancy dress costume*

*& one in the eye for all you smug 'I ALWAYS buy my Xmas presents early to avoid the rush' types!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Advent of unwanted gifts #18

 Inappropriate jigsaw puzzle*.


* I always hated jigsaws as a kid, they're even worse if you're without discernible limbs.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Advent of unwanted gifts #14


Anti-hypo-allergenic make up kit.*


*not tested on nice animals (or even nasty ones)