8 Weirdest Christmas Traditions From Around The World

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1. Austria: Bad Santa

A beast-like demon creature that roams city streets frightening kids and punishing the bad ones – nope, this isn’t Halloween, but St. Nicholas’ evil accomplice, Krampus. In Austrian tradition, St. Nicholas rewards nice little boys and girls, while Krampus is said to capture the naughtiest children and whisk them away in his sack.

In the first week of December, men dressed in devil costumes roam the streets, carrying chains and a basket for abducting especially bad children and hauling them to hell.

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