Not to sound like a crotchety old lady…but what on earth is up with Krampus saturation in pop culture and pagandom this year? I know there’s got to be something going on when I’m seeing bumper stickers all over the city with some sort of iteration is “Krampus is the reason for the season.” Indiana is a very Christian place–the majority of students in my classes aren’t permitted to celebrate Halloween–and Krampus…well, he’s cosmetically challenging to Christian culture.
Google tells me there’s a horror film by that name that came out on the fourth. Is that the source of all this Krampus stuff every where I turn? Is there something else in the zeitgeist? I literally can’t recall ever seeing a piece of folklore become so faddish so quickly.