10 Reasons to be Grateful for a Visit from Santa Claus Instead of Krampus


9. The Worst Action of Santa’s is Gifting Coal

Krampus is seen as Santa’s opposite, and is known to seek out children who have been naughty to whip them with rusty chains and birch sticks. If the child does not repent, he or she will be carried off to the depths of the underworld for eternal punishment.

Santa, on the other hand, is well-known to compile two lists that he checks twice: one for the good children and another for naughty children. On Christmas Eve, children hang their stockings, and those who are good will receive delightful gifts, while the naughty children will receive coal, which in the past would keep the child warm in the winter months, but would otherwise provide no joy.

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