Nathan (vovat) wrote,

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Big Man on Krampus

I'm sure you know by now that I have an interest in monsters. It isn't even so much that I like to be scared as that I just like weird-looking creatures. And I know I'm not the only one, due to the fact that the Krampus seems to be gaining popularity in the online world. So what's a Krampus? Most of you probably already know, but he's basically the Anti-Santa. In Alpine lands, when St. Nicholas makes his rounds distributing presents to the good kids, the bad ones are beaten with a switch by this demonic dude. In fact, it's said that he takes REALLY bad ones to Hell in a handbasket, and I mean that literally. Krampusfest is celebrated on the night of 5 December, right before St. Nicholas' Day, and it involves people dressing up like the holiday devil. Images of the Krampus vary, but he pretty much always has horns and what might be considered a typical demonic face.

Looks like that last one is finally dragging the Teletubbies to Hell. Good for him! Actually, now that I think about it, the Teletubbies might already be IN Hell. I mean, where else would you find a demanding loudspeaker, an ornery vacuum cleaner, and a sun with a baby's face on it?

They really need to do a holiday special where the Krampus teams up with some other holiday monsters.

I don't have too much to say about the cartoons tonight. The Simpsons episode was pretty low-key, but it had its moments, and I think it did a decent job of explaining Bart's reasons for wanting a brother. The Cleveland Show and Family Guy had a few funny moments, including the Jeremy Irons and House bits in the latter, but were rather weak overall. I obviously don't expect these shows to be totally realistic, but the way Peter took over the company was pretty unconvincing even for a Family Guy plot. American Dad, on the other hand, was a fantasy episode, but it still worked. I did wonder how they were going to end it, but I think they did a pretty good job with that, without having to resort to it all being Stan's dream. Klaus WILL still be alive in the next episode, though, right?

And then there's this:

O tidings of comfort and vovat,
Comfort and vovat.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
from the Christmas Song Generator.

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Tags: american dad, family guy, holidays, memes, monsters, mythology, simpsons, television
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