The Real Battle for Xmas
Tis the season boys and girls! The season, when the two great lords of yule battle for the souls of children worldwide! Us Americans are more than familiar with the overly commercialized version of Father Chistmas, Santa. You know him as the jolliest of the elfs, always knowing what you do, sneaking in your house at night, kissing your mom etc… But Perhaps not all of you are as aware of Krampus, the Germanic counter to Ol’ St Nick. who brings nothing but lashings pain and death to the misbehaving children of the world.
Markedly different than our rotund, red cheeked, reveler. The Krampus is mostly demon, cloven hoofed, horned and goat faced, with a lolling tounge. He’s covered in mangey hair and carries with him some form punishment delivery, be it chains, birch branches, a whip and occasionally even a tub for drowning children on the spot. Though more regularly he seems to stuff them in a sack to bring back to his lair for a more leisurely reckoning KinderFresser style.
Now both these characters have existed in one form or another for hundreds of years, some might even say they both evolved from the same telling of Odin as master of the Yule. But let’s pretend there’s no room at the top of the tree for both and let the battles lead us to the true master of the season!
In all honesty this has been one of those wacky weeks for me, so I never officially locked in a judge, so me thinks the easiest way to do this is to let the fan favorite voting pick our winners. So get your ass over to the FB page and vote for your favorites, and hell while you’re there, throw some comments in so I have something to post in the judges commentary part, we’ll call it tomorrow afternoon!