Starting out on a personal update, I would like to say I am sorry for the inactivity on keepingitcreepymn. It is the beginning of the end of yet another year of college classes. I am now swamped with multiple papers all basically asking the same question: What have you learned and accomplished this term? If only I could just say, in -9 and 2/3 of a page, I learned a lot.
Not only is this the cramming period, the time college students become crazed animals living off of Redbull and leftover Thanksgiving remnants, but it is the point of emptying our wallets at the nearest Target and pulling out or cutting down the iconic Christmas tree. We all now experience the overwhelming panic of what we are getting everybody for Christmas and what are we doing this year for holiday vacation. Things will get ugly and if you think of Elf on the Shelf or the tale of an old man in a red suit coming down the fireplace wanting to give all the little children candy and presents if they were good, just a bit creepy.
What happens if you were a bad little child this year? Well, you might be lucky to get Jack’s version: Sandy Claws.
Yet, I am more prone to believe in Krampus, an anti-Santa who punishes the bad children vs. giving the good ones treats, and will be celebrating the 5th by watching A Very Supernatural Christmas and reading Krampus the Yule Lord by Brom. Why did I say the 5th exclusively? Well, December 5th is known as Krampusnacht in mostly European countries like Germany and Norway, Los Angeles has recently kind of picked up the day. On the evening of Krampusnacht, men dress up as Krampus and lurk around with switches during a parade or a festival and women dress up as Frau Perchta, another Christmas bad. Makes me wish, yet again, that I lived over yonder for another holiday not commonly celebrated in America, but I will gladly celebrate it by myself with simple replacements.
Lastly, if you’re like me and get your jollies off by decorating your home and tree with Halloween décor and would like to be reading scary tales of evil Christmas monsters this year, then just click on this link to get yourself started: 9 Legendary Monsters of Christmas. If you would wish to go further, I would recommend picking up a copy of Krampus the Yule Lord at your nearest Barnes & Noble or Amazon. To go even further like me, Dellamorte & Co offers some beautiful Krampus tree ornaments at their etsy shop.