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Date: 12/13/11 08:20 AM

28 Responses to Horror For The Holidays: Austrian Krampuslauf Graz

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:20 am
    Link: Horror For The Holidays: Austrian Krampuslauf Graz - A parade for Krampus, a horned, mountain demon who comes to villages near Christmas time & snatches up naughty children
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:09 am
    That was great. Ditch fluffy western christmas and adopt Krampus.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 9:20 am
    needs more cowbell... and slayer!
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    Isobel Female 18-29
    245 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 9:22 am
    Krampus kicks ass.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:35 am
    Austria is now the most metal country.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:50 am
    And zen Krauten Claus makes unt juden strudels in his special ovens!!
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 9:51 am
    I was just watching this yesterday on pinterest. I had no idea there was an anti-Santa....may have to go next year, it looks fun.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 9:54 am
    Looks like a lot of fun!
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    swaffire Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:34 am
    do they win at metal now?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:36 am
    We need more stuff like this for kids now-a-days!
  11. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Haha Christmas is so messed up.

    Don`t get me wrong, I love it. But I also enjoy history. Brush up on history and you find out that Christmas is based on a lot of pagan rituals. yada-yada Jesus not born Dec 25`th etc, church using date to gain converts... we all know that story (hopefully). So anyway...
    Pagan rituals. right? Ok. So history also shows us that Christians didn`t like competition (like Greek and roman gods when neo-paganism had its rise in Victorian days ), so they warped fertility symbols like the Greek deity Pan, (the satyr dude with the funky flute) into a visual representation of the Devil.
    Long story short (because it`s a tad more complicated than that, but I`m trying to be brief)... this is all sorts of funny. Devils that scare bad kids on Christmas, a holiday based on old symbolism that would have seen horned deities as nice... so crazy.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:59 am
    Oh as a side note. In Italy, they have a good christmas witch called la Befana. :)
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:18 am
    OMG that rocks!!!
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Snatches up naughty children/ hot women.
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    GothPirate Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Those masks were seriously impressive.
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    Mattimeo Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    krampus rocks! As I recall, Krampus gets you if you are naughty 3 x in a row. after that, he tosses you in a sack and takes you to hell where you work to death mining coal among the damned. Santa puts the coal in bad kid`s stockings to warn them of their doom if their ways do not change.
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    _Verbatim_ Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    @Loxen, Close, but La Befana is actually after xmas, and it`s a totally different deal, she`s looking for the christ child because when the wisemen were on their way to see the christ child they stopped and asked her if she would like to go with them and she claimed she was too busy. Upon discovering that it really was the christ child they were going to see she felt bad, so she cleans up the rooms of children and leaves them small presents in hopes that one day she will find the christ child and make up for her choice. My family and I have celebrated this for generations, it`s a wonderful little tradition, but not many people know about it or celebrate it.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Now that`s a damned Christmas parade!!!
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Ah yes, the Krampus.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    thats some cool costumes
  21. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    @Verbatim Oops, yes sorry Epiphany. Not Christmas. My bad. X_x Not a custom I`m really that familiar with.
    Still cool though. :D
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    Man, plain ol` Christmas sucks.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    The Krampus has alot more back-story then just (a horned mountain demon that snatches up naughty children) the Krampus was the Anti-Santa Claus actually.. Wiki him.. but still i LOVE this parade. the TRUE Spirit of Christmas. HAIL SATURN!
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 12:00 am
    sadly Krampus turned into a kind of scary parade. when i was young, the costumes were not so elaborate, but they used to walk around freely and beat everybody up really bad. it was way more fun.
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
    285 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 12:31 am
    The lord of the rings meets skyrim
  26. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 5:42 am
    some very nice masks, want.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 7:42 am
    Knecht Ruprecht?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 8:19 am
    It`s weird seeing Santa when he`s not at work.

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