Informant: I went to a Christian middle school, and one day before Christmas break my teacher was like, “Beware of the Krampus!” So I asked him what the Krampus was… and it’s like this mystical beast thingy that comes on Christmas. It has horns and looks like a devil. It’s like… you know, a man-goat thing. And it takes children back to it’s lair.
Me: All children?
Informant: No, just the naughty children! Like kids who were naughty… you know how Santa knows if you’re naughty or nice? The Krampus eats children who are naughty. And he goes with Santa Claus and picks up all the bad children and ties them up with chains that he carries.
Analysis: It seems that the Krampus appears as a more extreme Christmas day punishment.