You’ve heard of Santa’s little helpers, the elves but, have you met his best friend?
Krampus was around before christmas was even a holiday and then he got to join into on the christian holiday as Santa’s friend.
“But Krampus figures persisted, and by the 17th century Krampus had been incorporated into Christian winter celebrations by pairing them with St. Nicholas.”
“North American Krampus celebrations, though rare, are a growing phenomenon. Some traditional Germanic communities in the northeast of the United States have preserved a Krampus tradition; in these he goes by Bellsnichol and combines aspects of both the wild man and Saint Nicholas.“
“The European practice of mummery during the winter solstice season can be traced back tens of thousands of years. Villagers across the continent dress up as animals, wild-men and mythic figures to parade and perform humorous plays. This ancient guising and masking tradition continues to this day as the primary source for our modern Halloween with its costumes, trick-or-treat, and pagan symbolism. Among the most common figures in these folk rituals were Old Man Winter and the horned Goat-Man — archetypes now found in the forms of Saint Nick/Santa Claus, and the Devil (‘Old Nick’), aka Krampus.”
“Krampus visited the The Colbert Report and had Stephen shaking in his Brooks Brothers’ suit. Over the last decade, Krampusnacht celebrations have sprouted up in U.S. cities such as Portland and San Francisco.”
This is what comes from keeping pagan traditions and this is why God didn’t want us mingling with those who practiced them. So many “christians” don’t see the harm in mixing different traditions together thus creating a new one. “It’s fun” Yes well, when Christ comes back, you will have to bow down to Him and explain why and “It’s fun” isn’t going to cut it. It’s bad enough you let Santa into your home to influence your children and one day he will ask his friend to join.
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
God said that those who teach wrong will receive a worse punishment than those who were taught.
James 3:1-2 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
As parents, you fall under this category. Teach your children according to the bible and not pagan “fun”.