Christmas 2020: Santa Claus, Ghost Stories and Krampus, the Christmas Cryptid

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Episode 155: The holidays can be a notoriously hard time for people who either miss loved ones or have a hard time being around them so much. For those reasons, we take a break from all the murder and mayhem and try to bring you a little holiday cheer with a bit of a dark edge. This year, for our fourth Christmas, themed episode, we learn about the global depictions of Santa Claus, some dark Christmas traditions from around the world, and Krampus, the Christmas Demon.
See you in the new year!
Co-host: Carol Browne
Sources:
https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas
https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/fatherchristmas.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
http://www.krampus.com/krampus-on-the-web.php
https://www.thethings.com/15-terrifying-christmas-stories-that-will-put-you-in-true-holiday-spirit-this-year/
https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.scaryforkids.com/christmas-stories/
https://litreactor.com/columns/20-ghost-and-horror-stories-for-christmas
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-ghost-stories-go-christmas-180961547/
https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.icelandairhotels.com/magazine/blog/icelands-13-yule-lads-mag
https://www.ranker.com/list/story-of-icelandic-yule-brothers/erin-wisti
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71999/9-facts-about-krampus-st-nicks-demonic-companion
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Enkidu
https://thecompanion.in/christmas-eclipse-festival-saturnalia/

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