Christmas in Austria is not for the faint hearted. While a familiar St. Nicholas does make the rounds, in many Germanic traditions he’s accompanied by a terrifying beast called the Krampus whose job is to punish – and even take away – naughty children. With his curling horns, long red tongue, and tail, the Krampus is enough to chill any heart.
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As the villain of Don’t Touch, the Krampus who accompanies St. Nicholas is a monster who literally feasts on the fear and terror he inspires in children. The demon who threatens Lette is a cornered beast, an anachronism whose ever-diminishing influence only makes him more desperately dangerous.
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