Krampus is a mythical demon, who visits the homes of naughty kids on Christmas, to punish them for their bad behavior. His punishments vary from hitting naughty kids with a stick, trapping them in a wicker basket, and giving them coal instead of presents. His legacy originated in Germany in the 11th century, and started getting referenced in media, starting with written literature in the 19th century. He rose in popularity in several countries, other than Germany, around the 21st century.
Appearances in Christmas Specials
- The Venture Bros: A Very Venture Christmas
- Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas
- Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated: Wrath of the Krampus
- The Aquabats!: Christmas with The Aquabats!
- Grimm: Twelve Days of Krampus
- American Dad!: Minstrel Krampus
- Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: Krampus Nacht
- Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas
- Regular Show: Christmas in Space
- American Housewife: Krampus Katie
- American Dad!: Ninety North, Zero West
- Inside No. 9: The Devil of Christmas