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Really just fills you with that old-time Christmas Spirit, doesn't he?

Krampus is an Alpine mountain Christmas demon who figures heavily in the Christmas traditions of Central Alpine Europe. According to legend, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the early Christmas season. Depending on the story, Krampus is either a regular demon enslaved by St. Nicholas to do the Saint's bidding, or is a demon who willingly and gladly works as St. Nicholas's partner. Krampus acts as the Bad Cop to St. Nicholas's Good Cop, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who instead rewards good children. In the Alpine regions, Krampus takes the form of a giant demon covered in goat, bear or ram fur, his head sporting large horns with a long, slavering tongue often hanging out of his mouth. Depending on the story, Krampus may have chained shackles on his wrists, signifying his enslavement to St. Nicholas. Generally though, Krampus will be wearing several large bells (as a warning to any who hear them that he's coming), along with a large wicker basket and birch rod. If someone has been bad, Krampus will either threaten a beating with his birch rod or actually give one. If his target has been particularly bad, then Krampus stuffs them into his wicker basket, and drags them off to punish them for their crimes. Depending on the story, Krampus will either bring them to St. Nicholas's home, Krampus's own mountain underworld, Hell, or twelfth-century Moorish Spain. Traditionally, young men in Southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and even Northern Italy dress up as the Krampus during the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of December 5, and roam the streets in grand, sweeping parades through town. Often, they will go after adults in the audience who are in on the fun, especially tourists encountering their first "Krampus Parade" or attractive young women. Curiously, despite their fearsome appearance and reputation, the (plural) Krampusi are generally fairly kind to children, generally exempting them from the shenanigans they pull on the adults. Despite the frightening overtones, Krampus is quite a popular character in the Alpine countries. He brings some harmless "scary" fun to the Christmas season, not unlike what happens at Halloween. He is also not alone as the companion of St. Nicholas. Compare him with Knecht Ruprecht, a German character who performs a similar role (though more as a stern authority figure than a nasty devil), Zwarte Piet, a Dutch character said to put bad children in a sack and take them to Spain, the Lady Perchta, a female version of Krampus who can either be drop-dead gorgeous or hideously ugly,Père Fouettard (Father Whipper), a French version usually depicted as a black Santa Claus, Czech chort putting bad children in a sack and bringing them to hell, and The Yule Lads, a group of 13 Icelandic troll-like beings who historically caused mischief during Christmas, but became more Santa Claus-like in modern times . See also Bad Santa, which the Krampus is occasionally portrayed as. If you're looking for the 2015 horror movie, see Krampus.

Depictions of the Krampus in media

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  • On the old G4 channel, there was an old ad for one of the shows featuring Krampus. Enjoy.

    Anime and Manga 

  • In Axis Powers Hetalia, Hungary dresses up as the Krampus every Christmas to scare Italy. He still hasn't figured out that it's her.

    Japan: M-Might this be Christmas in Hell...?

    Germany: It's Austria...

    Comic Books 

  • 'Twas the Night Before Krampus: A Tale of St. Nicholas Christmas. A dark revamp of Santa and an even darker revamp of Krampus.
  • Krampus appears in the 2010 story "Grounded" in the erratically published Paul Dini comic Jingle Belle. He's introduced lamenting how Santa's "gone soft" and gotten too lenient with putting kids on the "nice" list, which has pretty much put Krampus out of work.
  • Chickenhare has a Krampus named Banjo.
  • The horror comic Grimm Fairy Tales featured the Krampus in its 2010 holiday special.
    • It has been featured in almost every subsequent holiday special since its first appearance.
  • There is a five-issue comic book series created by Brian Joines and Dean Kotz with Krampus as the main character, appropriately called Krampus.
  • How The Krampus Saved Christmas is a project by Ryan L. Schrodt, Dominic Black, and Adam Wollet about Krampus setting out to save Christmas and punish Santa for letting the holiday be consumed by commercialism. It is currently in Development Hell, however. You can read the first few pages here.
  • Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas by Michael Dougherty is an upcoming comic-book tie-in to the horror comedy film Krampus.
  • Malice and Mistletoe by Nathan Grahan Davis is about an assassin contracted by Santa (who is not the jolly old elf he used to be) to kill the Krampus.
  • In the miniseries Klaus by Grant Morrison, Krampus (rather than being the servant/partner of Santa) is Santa's enemy who feeds on bad children and corrupts things with his mere touch.
  • Issue seven of Holidaze is entitled The All-Krampus Spectacular and is an anthology of Krampus-themed stories with other holiday icons.
  • Lots of comics have superheroes or other comic book characters/characters from other media fight Krampus:
    • Amy, Rory and Mels encounter (and defeat) the Krampus as eight year olds in the Doctor Who Magazine strip "Imaginary Enemies". However, the version depicted has very little to do with the legends - he is the Evil Counterpart of Santa and a member of the Trickster's Brigade, and he looks like a black-bearded Santa in a colour-reversed white suit with red fur trimming.
      • Krampus also appears as a species in an earlier comic, "Red Christmas." They are a red gaseous species (otherwise looking like typical Krampus) that feed off negative emotions to survive, using a psychic fog to separate people from loved ones and send them into states of panic. They are very weak against bright light, which is revealed when the Doctor used both the sonic screw driver and the roof light of his TARDIS to disperse their fog.
    • Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose has a 2013 special issue called Night of the Krampus. As is typical of this series, Krampus is depicted as a hot lady.
    • Evil Dead 2: Revenge of the Krampus is part of the Evil Dead 2: Revenge of series, this one has Ash saving a kid who has been taken by Krampus.
    • Spawn: A Holiday Krampus Tale has Spawn fighting Krampus.
    • The Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider took on the Krampus in Ghost Rider X-Mas Special. His little brother is getting teased for being too into Christmas, and the lack of Christmas spirit draws Krampus to the town. In this Krampus literally looks like a thinner demonic Santa, even having his own sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.
    • Hellboy: Krampusnacht has Hellboy up against Krampus.
    • The Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual has Luke, Danny, and Jessica Drew (Spider Woman) get into a fight with Krampus and an army of demons after Luke's daughter Danielle and Jessica's baby. They're saved when Santa swoops in and beats Krampus, delivering a heartfelt message as he drags Krampus's bloody body onto his sled.

    Fan Works 

  • In Shadowchasers: Ascension, a minor villain named Victor used a deck that included an Xyz Monster based on the character; Ophelia was the only one who recognized the reference, leading to this exchange:

    Ophelia: ...but it was a rather scary story, and not too pleasant to tell during the holidays, so the legend of Krampus was rarely mentioned outside of the Alpine countries, while everywhere else, St. Nicholas evolved into jolly old Santa Claus, a guy who would never dream of using such scare tactics.

    Dante: Maybe it would have been a good idea… A guy like this might have convinced kids to behave more than Santa threatening to leave coal in their stockings.

    Victor: Bah, cute Christmas stories turn my stomach anyway...

  • Krampus is a semi-popular monster for custom dolls and original characters in the Monster High franchise.
  • Given the nature of The Guardians of Childhood book series and its movie adaptation Rise of the Guardians, it's inevitable that there would be many fanfictions/fanarts/ocs based on the Krampus.
  • The fanfiction Axis Powers Hetalia comic series, Chibi Prussia, has a Christmas story arc where a young Hungary warns Prussia that Krumpas will come for him because of his naughtiness. Hilarity Ensues as a terrified Prussia tries to defend himself from Krumpas and ends up tackling Germania to the ground as Hungary and Austria have a laugh. It comes to a rather amusing end as the real Krampus passes over punishing Prussia since Germania's already spanking him, then carries off Hungary and Austria for being naughty and scaring Prussia.
  • The Invader Zim oneshot Knows If You've Been Naughty features Krampus coming after Gaz after she shows some particularly nasty Christmas behavior. He assaults her with a switch beating, as per the tradition, and then proceeds to abduct her to the North Pole, where she's transformed and brainwashed to serve as one of Santa's elves, making presents for nicer children for the rest of her life. In some twists on the original folklore, he's shown not as a demon but as a man who's an inverted Santa Claus, being rail thin and all in black; he notably states that he does not eat naughty children (in fact, he's vegetarian); and he and Santa actually appear to be close friends.
  • In Video Games/Undertale King Asgore also plays the role of Santa for the monsters. So, in the spirit of the popular grimdark AU Underfell, this blog made Underfell!Asgore as the Krampus.

    Film 

  • Night of the Krampus has the Krampus kidnapping children and a team of supernatural investigators going after him.
  • Krampus: The Christmas Devil is an indie movie released in 2013 about a detective who searches for missing children while dealing with the trauma of when he himself was kidnapped as a child. In this movie, Krampus is Santa Claus's evil brother.
    • There is a sequel called Krampus 2: The Devil Returns.
  • There is much debate over Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and whether the antagonist in it is a Bad Santa, a Krampus, or Joulupukki. Given that it is a Finnish film, it is more likely that it is Joulupukki. Note that the characters in the movie always speak of Santa Claus/Joulupukki. The modern Joulupukki is the Finnish version of Santa Claus, usually treated as interchangeable; his name means, nonsensically, "Christmas goat", and by some accounts, this originally referred to a goat accompanying St. Nicholas that sounds very much like Krampus. Returning to the movie, its depiction of "Santa" might have been inspired by Krampus, although in-universe, there are old depictions of "Joulupukki" as being like that. (All save maybe the mildest one (left) seem to be fabrications for the movie.)
  • Kranky Klaus is a documentary of an Austrian Krampus tradition.
  • A Musical Journey: A Christmas Musical Tour is a compilation of the orchestral music of Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach set to recordings of Christmas celebrations over Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. One segment is to the tune of J. S. Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Badinerie" and features footage of a Krampus Night festival in Steyr, Austria.
  • Krampus, a horror-comedy from the director of Trick 'r Treat about The Krampus attacking a Dysfunctional Family who must band together to stop him.
  • A Christmas Horror Story is a horror-anthology film about the horrible, seasonal happenings in the fictional town of Bailey Downs. It stars George Buza as Santa, Rob Archer as Krampus, and William Shatner as the narrator DJ Dan.
    • There are in fact two different Krampuses in this film. One is a transformation some people will undergoe when they are deeply enraged during the Christmas Holiday. The other was an evil anti-Christmas demon, who turned out to be a hallucentation by a Mall Santa.
  • Santa Krampus is a short indie film from Jerry Williams.
  • Krampus: The Reckoning is about a disturbed young girl named Zoe who's "imaginary friend" turns out to be the Krampus and he starts killing people she knows.
  • In Krampus: Unleashed a group of treasure seekers find a stone that summons the Krampus wherein he just begin to kill indiscriminitely.
  • Despite being called Mother Krampus, said movie is actually a take on Frau Perchta. It was likely named the way it way due to the prior Krampus movie.

    Games 

  • The card game Munchkin has an expansion called Waiting For Santa. There's a card for the Krampus in it.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has Santa Claws, which is the Krampus in a Santa outfit.
  • Let's Kill Krampus is a card game/role playing game filled with dark humor. If you play as Krampus, you play to eat the children and/or make them grow up cynical and unhappy. If you play as one of eight children, you play to ultimately kill Krampus.
  • A free, downloadable board game on Drive Thru RPG called Krampus Race has every player being a Krampus and going across the board, trying to collect as many naughty children as possible.
  • Yet another downloadable boardgame, this one is a Werewolf/Mafia re-theme that gives players the option between playing Krampus, children, or various other Christmas-themed characters. The end-game goals differ depending on who you're playing.
  • Pocket Adventures Card System is a type of card-based role playing game. These promo cards come with a Krampus card.
  • Troll in the Corner created a system-neutral NPC sheet for Krampus.
  • Macabre Tales has a mini-supplement about Krampus called The Shadow of Krampus. It gives you his folkloric backstory, game statistics, and advice on how to use him.
  • Acts of Villainy: Solo created this supplement for Mutants and Masterminds to add Krampus as an antagonist.
  • The second volume of Octavirate Presents is called "Night of the Krampus" and is meant for multiple d20 campaigns. It provides a very interesting mythos for Santa and Krampus in the mythical role-playing style world.
  • Something*Positive did a Dungeons & Dragons'' conversion for Krampus, which can be viewed here.
  • Related to the game folder but not a game itself, Nevermet Press created stock art of Krampus for anyone to use for their game manuals.
  • There are a few Krampus miniatures out there, the easiest to find being the one made by Chronoscope. It isn't for any particular game (nor are most of Chronoscope's miniature). Strange Aeon also has a seasonal Krampus miniature.
    • There is a Twisted Christmas set that includes Krampus and a crew of dark Christmas-themed miniatures.
  • The Red Dragon's Lair card game made an expansion in 2015 that made Krampus a boss

    Literature 

  • In Krampus: The Yule Lord (by Brom, mainly know for his Fantasy paintings), the plot revolves around a feud between Santa and Krampus. The two are depicted as a bit more morally ambiguous in this tale.
  • Skyler Hornbostel from the short novel series Samhain Island is a young Krampus with a showman-like personality.
  • Krampus: A Christmas Tale by Phil Ives is a retelling of the tale for children.
  • The Moonlight Monsters Detective Agency has a Christmas story that revolves around a bunch of Krampus that are masquerading as mall Santas.
  • The Claus Effect by David Nickel and Karl Schroeder, which makes Santa a sadistic monster and Krampus... better.
  • The Spirit of Krampus, a short story written by Kate Danley, in which the titular spirit infects all the adult and a young boy named Skip goes to find Santa Claus to fix things.
  • Olivia Black wrote a children's adventure book called The Return of Knecht Ruprecht. where three children help Santa Claus fight off the army of the Krampus.
  • You Better Not Cry by Miriam Soumiyè
  • Krampus is a character in Annalina: The Untold Story of Mrs Claus
  • The Krampus Night Before Christmas and A Visit From Krampus is a two-part book series by Clement Gore.
  • Of Christmas Present by Thomm Quackenbush has Krampus try to have an alchoholic Salvation Army Santa be the new Santa.
  • The Winter Witch and the Krampus: A Christmas Tale by J.P. Reedman.
  • Untouchable by Alice Janell is the first of the Everwinter series and features a couple characters who are Krampusi (Rattagan and Drosselmeyer)
  • The Elf Who Saved Christmas: A (Sweet) Horror Novella by Rebecca M Senese.
  • Krampus is mentioned, talked about, and the inspiration for the protagonist's band name in Krampus by Shona Mc Aleese.
  • Like Coal for Krampus by Scotty Schrier
  • The Pyhäraapia by Craig Allen Reade
  • Making Santa: Advent by Blake M. Petit has Craig Anderson taking up the mantel of a Krampus.
  • Mentioned in Away for the Holidays by Elliot Arthur Cross.
  • Holiday, Inc. by Anthony Caruso and L.J. Simone.
  • Krampus is a monster that the heroes fight in Shark Knights
  • Sol Invictus by J. Paul Roe.
  • The Yule Demon by Tony Karnes is a picture book that tells the mythology of Krmapus.
  • The first book of the Empire Beneath series introduces several Krampus that act as guards to prisoners. At first the protagonist mistakes them for Yetis, other characters speculate the possibility of other species, but throughout the book, they are called Krampus.
  • Letters From Krampus is an epistolary novel that tells of Krampus's banishment from"North Pole Corporation" and how, when Santa goes missing, Krampus gathers help to find and save him.
  • Dark Servant by Matt Manochio has Krampus stealing children en mass in New Jersey during a blizzard, and our seventeen-year-old protagonist trying to figure out what is going on.
  • Yuletide, the third book of the Matilda Kavanagh series, has the protagonist's town invaded by Krampus and the titular Matilda has to save everyone.
  • Night of the Krampus by Matt Lake is a children's picture book that also features reimagined Christmas carols in the spirit of Krampusnacht.
  • Run No Longer: A Krampus Tale by Marcia Felts
  • In S: Memoir of an Iconic Gentleman, Krampus is brought up as having been a story concocted by Leonardo da Vinci in order to disuade da Vinci's adopted son Salai from misbehaving, since the child knew that da Vinci was lying when he said that Santa would spank him. It did not work.
  • A Far, Far Better Thing by Lindsay Coyle has Krampus appear to one of the characters, telling him that they are the next Santa and that he is bound "by natural law" to serve him. In this story, Krampus punishes people by swallowing them, consuming them body and soul and sending them to Proditio, the realm of Hell he rules over.
  • JG Faherty's Winterwood has the main character's grandsons kidnapped by the Krampus and taken to a place called Winterwood.
  • Prison of Hope, the fourth book of ''The Hellequin Chronicles, has a krampus in it. In the book lore, Krampusi used to be human but are transformed using dark blood magic, and it is illegal to create them. They apparently feast on children's souls tossing their bodies in a river.
  • In Devil in the Details by Tamara Hickman, a krampus attack the characters. Krampus are described as being a "superior form of Boogie Man" and while they have a preference for children, they'll go after whatever they can find. They tend to take the form of whatever scares their target the most.
  • Chasing the Trickster describes Krampus as a trickster God, one who has been reinterpreted by many cultures. He starts out the story as a voice in one of the character, with the character insisting he was a demon. This is the first book of the Cerunnos series.
  • There is a poem about Krampus in the book Children of the Night School: How to Put Your Nightmares to Bed.
  • The Krampus by Dale Harker
  • Twelve Black Hearts for Christmas by Wulf Godgluck
  • Society of Steam (a steampunk superhero book series) has a prequel story featuring Krampus, called Merry Christmas Mister Krampus.
  • A children's book called We Wish You A Merry Christmas: The Tale of Santa's Evil Sidekick has an evil stepmother trying to sick the Krampus on the main character. Krampus is at first described in much more mild terms in this book, said to be Santa's best friend, that he punishes bad children by putting chocolate-covered cockroaches in their stockings, and that he mainly punishes to correct bad behavior. He was removed from his duty due to complaints from parents, and soon grew resentful until he ran away to devise a plan of revenge.
  • Eleanor Bolden and the Shadow of Krampus is the second book in the Blue Bay Tales series.
  • La Befana by Emily Kirby stars La Befana and is about her battling Krampus to save Christmas.
  • Volume three of the Gunfighter Gothic series has the protagonists facing off against many fiendish Christmas figures, both mythical and otherwise. Krampus is, of course, one of them.
  • The Legend of the Winterking: The Crown of Nandur by J. Kent Holloway is a high-fantasy story.
  • In the second book of Adventures of the Five by Mark Bousquet, Krampus is one of the beings locked inside the nutcrackers. In this version, he wasn't Santa's partner, and in fact, when Santa found out about him, he sought to hunt him down.
  • Krampus Unchained by Edmund de Wight has Krampus being imprisoned for a thousand years. He's released by a misanthrope and goes on a killing spree that Santa and the plucky child protagonist must stop.
  • The Devil Behind Me by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes has it's main character Alex traumatized as a kid after witnessing Krampus massacring a group of people in the woods (after Krampus had sex with Alex's sister). He goes back to Bavaria to find closure, but finds more than he bargained for.
  • Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck (yes, THAT Glenn Beck) tells a more "Christian" version of the origins of Santa, here called Agios. Along his journey he meets Krampus, here depicted as a giant disabled slave (it's possible he's meant to be a Composite Character between Krampus and Zwarte Piet) whom Agios frees.
  • The Krampus Chronicles by Sonia Halbach.
  • Krampus is Coming to Town is a poem by Serena Silenced.
  • Collin and The Krampus by Keith White Jr. is a coloring children's book. After trying to capture Santa and steal all the presents he wants, Collin gets a visit from Krampus.
  • The Return of Krampus by Tim Ozman has Krampus taking over the North Pole from his brother, Santa, after the revelation that there are more naughty children than nice children. He also has his own gang of elves.
  • The Krampus on Chestnut Street by C.M. Smith is a fictional autobiography story of C.M. Smith's supposed encounter with Krampus during his childhood.
  • Secret Santa by Dave Ferraro has Krampus as being a part of Santa.
  • The Return of Knecht Ruprecht: The War of the Krampus has a war going on between Santa Claus and Krampus.
  • Krampus & The Thief of Christmas by Eldritch Black has Gabrielle Greene trying to find the Krampus after he kidnaps her brother.
  • To the Krampus - a Daughter by R.S. Pyne.
  • A Krampus Carol by Lauren Onca O'Leary is a creat-your-own-adventure as well as a coloring book.
  • Cowboys & Krampus by Lucy Blue has zombie fighting outlaws Daisy and Cade taking refuge in a hotel while a blizzard rages. While there, they get a visit from Krampus.
  • Krampus Hates Christmas by Andi Van has Krampus (named Karl) and Santa as brothers. In order to learn more about the holiday spirit, he's turned human and forced to live among the humans, during which he develops a romance with neighbor Lewis Weatherby. This was a story from Dreamspinner Press 2016.
  • Krampus vs The Wendigo by AL J. Vermette.
  • War on Christmas by Edward Lorn
  • Kris & Krampus Kringle by Bailey Quillin Cooper is a children's book about Kris Kringle and Krampus growing up as brothers
  • Calling On Krampus by Alan Toner has a school bully being punished by Krampus.
  • Krampus in the City is part of the Indestructibles series by Matthew Phillion. This has a team of superheroes taking on Krampus as he starts kidnapping children from their home city.
  • He's Coming for Yule by Katie Curtis.
  • Maxwell Beldam and the Krampus by Kyle Wilson and Lindsey Matousek says Krampus takes a thousand kids each year, and this year he's coming to the titular Maxwell's town. Maxwell is determined to stop him, despite the protest from his friends.
  • Monster ABC is a children's book that has many monsters from A to Z, including Krampus.
  • Krampus in the Corner is an Elf on the Shelf horror parody by Justin Cristelli. Like the original, there is a Krampus in the Corner plush toy that goes with the book. Unlike the original, it's not meant for children and is mildly gorey.
  • Krampuslauf by Sydnie-Leigh Jean has the main characters encounter the Krampus during a Krampus parade.
  • Gnome Exchange Program by Matt Caliri has the main character (an exchange gnome, surprise surprise) helping Santa save Christmas from his evil half-brother Krampus.
  • Bad Elf by John Rae has an elf that idolizes Krampus and who steals the Naughty List to try and track him down.
  • Santa vs. Krampus has the concept of mall Santas be a cover for a secret order of wizards who use swear words as spells to fight Krampus and his minions.
  • The Faces of Krampus by Joe Moore has Krampus (aka Black Peter aka Pelznickel) being a willing companion of Santa and their relationship starting amiable until the devil himself gets involved.
  • Nick and Me is a story told from the point of view of Krampus.
  • You're Not Santa! by Dawn Chance is about Krampus helping an abused kid who believes Krampus is the real Santa.
  • Krampus: A Terrorverse Tale by Robert Thompson.
  • Twelfth Krampus Night by Matt Manochio is a Medieval story set in Bavaria about a girl trying to escape a castle being invaded by Krampus and Frau Perchta.
  • Goodnight Krampus by Kyle and Derek Sullivan is a children's book that has a little Krampus who won't go to bed.
  • An essay about the Krampus appears in the 2016 edition of Llwellyn's Magical Almanac.
  • Krampus is the name of the raven pet from Storms of Lazarus
  • Volume one of the Horrible Holiday Series by Autumn Steam is called Santa Snack wherein Krampus overthrows Santa along with one of the elves.
  • Book twenty three of the Dark Fantasy Library is called Krampus the Yuletide Terror. This has Krampus at the crucifixtion of Jesus and having sex with Mary Magdalene, who places a curse that grants him immortality. In this story it's Santa who's the alter ego of Krampus, and the elves are replaced with dwarfish orges who used to be the people Krampus punished. He continuously punishes nonbelievers, awaiting Christ's return.
  • Santa’s Little Helper Wants To Eat Your Children & Other Holiday Musings is full of essays on Christmas traditions, including (as the title suggests) about the Krampus.
  • Yuletide Lords has Santa battling Krampus before his trip around the world.
  • Krampus by Billy Mc Laughlin has Santa and Krampus as brothers separated for a century before they have to reunite to save the world.
  • The Twisted Christmas Trilogy by Daniel Parsons has Santa and his elves help the young protagonist under the initial guise of being a travelling circus. In the second book Santa goes missing and enemies threaten to summon the Krampus.
  • Operation Tannenbaum is an alternate history tale about the Nazi invasion of Switzerland from the point of view of a small child, with Krampus thrown into the mix.
  • How I Learned The Truth About Krampus by Tom Johnstone
  • In The Krampus Hunters Santa is a red goblin named Nickor that uses Krampus to capture children to sell them.
  • The Night Before Krampus by Peter Johnson has a pair of Krampus coming to make the protagonists pay for the sins of past generations.
  • The Krampus Christmas has a group of elves journey into the Krampus's lair to find a good substitute for sugar in cookies (no, really)
  • The Vampire Who Saves Christmas has Santa and his team becoming vampires to combat the Krampus.
  • Nicolas and Sabina in The Busy Season has both Santa and Mrs. Claus (Nicholas and Sabina) dealing with Krampus on Christmas.
  • Letter To Santa by Shawn Hudson is a children's book about a kid that writes to Santa, not knowing that he's on the naughty list and thus will be getting a visit from a very different person.
  • A Kiss from Krampus is an erotic story. About the Krampus. That says it all.
    • More erotic stories are Punished By The Krampus by Sapphire Del Ray and Christmas Spirit by Alise Bell.
      • There was another Punished by Krampus by Serena Synn. It has a sequel called Punished by Krampus and Kris Kringle that has a threesome with the two.
    • There is also an anthology of Christmas-themed erotic stories called Sexy in Your Stocking: Twelve Erotic Tales for the Holidays. One tale of which, of course, involving Krampus.
    • A Naughty Boy for Krampus is a homoerotic story about a man captured by the Krampus. There is a spin-off story called Hostel Caliente and a sequel called A Naughty Boy for Krampus or Two.
    • Sex & Whippings Krampus Returns (Santa Klaus's Best Friend, who is Wicked and Stern) by Christopher Wauben.
    • Taken by Krampus by Summer O. Lee. This can be bought both on its own and in a bundle with other Summer O. Lee stories called Babes & Monsters (filled with other monster erotica stories)
      • Yet another story titled Taken by Krampus, this one by author Gwynn Jones, is the second volume of her Bonbons from the Sexiverse series.
      • Another Taken by Krampus by Hauten Whett has the main character's girlfriend visited by Krampus and his minions while they're visiting his family.
    • Saint Krampus of Claws: The Story of a Holiday Miracle by Josh Darling.
    • A Bigboobenstien Family Christmas by Jeff O'Brien is part of the Bigboobenstien series and is about a family of undead creatures who get a visit from Krampus after performing a blasphemous Jesus pageant.
    • Merry Krampus to You by Tavish Lee is a gay erotica that takes place during a Krampus festival.
    • Darkness Inside Me: XXX Mas with Krampus by Olivia Scott-Hill had college coed Noelle being shitty to her family during Christmas, earning her a visit from Krampus. This was later collected in the short anthology Bump & Grind in the Night: Holiday Violation.
    • Captured by Krampus by Penny Prize has the main character pick up Krampus (disguised as a human) at a bar before he reveals his true form. This was later collected in A Penny Prize Christmas: The Full, Steamy Saga.
    • Santa In The Pink, Krampus In The Stink is a long-form poem about a woman on both the naughty and nice list. The solution? A threesome with Santa and Krampus!
    • Lust for the Krampus: and Other Filthy Christmas Tales is an anthology of satirical short smut tales.
    • Old St. Nick's Gender Swap Trick has Krampus turning Santa into a young (and horny) woman with the idea that she'd be so distracted by her hormones that the North Pole would fall into chaos. This results in Santa having sex with one of the elves and Krampus himself.
    • Krampus Night by Theolyn Boese has Krampus (named Vilhelm in this story) waking from a ceturies-long sleep to discover how the world has changed. His solution is to get a job in a town that seems to attract magic, wherein he (and a fey creature named Rowan) fall for a woman named Wren.
    • A Gift for Krampus: Christmas with Krampus by Cally Stevens has Santa's daughter, Nikki, offering herself to Krampus as a sort of sexual battle of good vs evil.
    • When Krampus Comes by C.S. Murphy.
    • Krampus by J.H. Bond
    • Claimed by Krampus by Wendy Bigg.
    • Crymsyn Hart has done several Krampus erotica stories, including one where he screws Samhain, one where Krampus falls for a rodeo performer, and another where he teams up with Jack Frost to save Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    • The Krampus Comes For Rachel has the titular Rachel anticipating Krampus's arrival after hearing her sister's tales of him and being naughty all year leading up to her eighteenth birthday.
  • There have been many anthologies that contain short stories about the Krampus.
    • The anthology book T'was The Night Before Krampus And Other Holiday Horror Stories includes the tale of the Krampus (obviously) among others.
      • There is a sequel set of anthology stories called Krampus Returns and Other Stories.
    • Everette Bell wrote many poems about the folk figure in the book Krampusnacht.
    • Don't Let the Fairies Eat You: Looking for the Witch had a short story about the Krampus called Krampus the Generous.
    • Deep in the Forest: A Creepy Collection of Strange Tales for Children is another short story collection that had a Krampus story in it.
    • In The Pulp Work Christmas Special 2013 one short story called Malcom Destroys Christmas has a young boy teaming up with the Krampus to get revenge on Santa.
      • Pulp Work Christmas Special 2014 has a novella in it by Derrick Ferguson called Dillon and the Night of the Krampus.
    • Defy The Dark is an anthology with the short story Naughty or Nice by Myra Mc Entire being a romance about two people falling in love while fleeing the Krampus in a Bavarian festival.
    • Featured in one of the short stories in Holiday Wishes
    • Yet another anthology that contains a Krampus short story is Things That Go Bump for the Holidays.
    • Appears in O Little Town of Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity.
      • Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity is a sequel set of stories.
      • Deathlehem Revisited: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity
      • The Shadow Over Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity is the 2017 edition of this.
    • The 12 Terrors of Christmas
    • Something was Stirring: Seasonal Tales of Horror by Callum Mc Sorley
    • In Cold Dark Harbor and Other Tales of Ghosts and Monsters there is a short story called Krampusnacht.
    • Shock Totem 4.5 has the story A Krampus Christmas by Ryan Bridger
    • Gifts of the Magi: a Speculative Holiday Collection has a short story entitled How Krampus Saved Christmas by S.H. Roddey.
    • Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus is an anthology entirely filled with Krampus-themed stories.
    • Krampus the Un Holly King: Anthology of Not So Merry Christmas Tales is an anthology full of Krampus tales released by Dark Moon Press.
    • Cold Dark Harbor Redux: And Other Tales of Ghosts and Monsters by Leslie Le Mon.
    • A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories has a story with Krampus called The Longest Night.
    • Death Awaits which is volume one of the A Scarlett Nightmare anthology series, has a non-seasonal Krampus story.
    • In Santa Claus VS The Living Dead, Krampus is Santa's brother in this story, and they have an amiable relationship. This story was also collected in Dead Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead.
    • Krampus the Un Holly King: Anthology of Not So Merry Christmas Tales is an anthology completely dedicated to Krampus.
    • A Krampus story appears in Stories I Tell Myself at Night (SITMAN Book 1) by K.A. Shepard.
    • Broderick Gable writes a series of erotica called Krampus Erotick.
    • Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors .
    • Never Fear - Christmas Terrors.
    • A Christmas Cackle: F*cked-Up Festive Shorts by Matt Shaw.

When you want a hiring manager to read your resume, you need to start with a great cover letter. Use the following tips and truck driver cover letter example to create a cover letter that helps you stand out.

  • Do not be too formal in your cover letter. Overuse of formalities makes your cover letter sound robotic and insincere.
  • Do include testimonials from previous employers, if you have any. One example is to mention that your punctuality in making deliveries has been appreciated by customers and supervisors.
  • Do not hit send until you edit your cover letter. Make a check for typos, spelling errors and awkward wording.
  • Do take time to sell yourself in your cover letter. It can feel like bragging, but the idea is to put your best foot forward.
  • Do not focus on following the rules over standing out. When your cover letter makes a strong impression, you become a memorable person, which increases your chances of an interview.

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Trucking companies are looking for qualified truck drivers all the time. To get the job you want, you’ll need a good driving record, the proper licensing, and a well-written cover letter. To get started, click on any of the cover letter examples below. These cover letter examples show what should go into a truck driver cover letter, and you can use them as fuel in creating your own cover letter. Build your cover letter today and get the job soon!

Cover Letter Tips for Truck Driver

Finding jobs as a Truck Driver takes a certain set of job-seeking skills paired with the right mindset. The tips below can help keep you on track during your job search.

1. Stay positive. Although you may feel discouraged for finding yourself temporarily out of work, remember that this situation is just that: temporary. You might consider joining a support group to connect with people in a similar situation.

2. Remain open. You may have had a particular field or industry in mind, but staying open to all possibilities will allow more opportunities to come your way.

3. Do some research. Doing preliminary research about a field or company can tell you whether or not any given position there would be a good fit. Not to mention knowing a company’s history can be an impressive asset to your interview.

4. Maintain your network. Reach out to personal and professional contacts that could lend any advice about your job search. You never know where your next lead could come from.

5. Make use of social media. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are valuable resources for expanding your network and can also help potential employers find your professional profile.

Truck Driver Job Seeking Tips

When it comes to finding jobs as a Truck Driver, remember that your cover letter will be your calling card. Write a standout cover letter by following these do’s and don’ts.

1. Don’t exceed two pages of writing. Unless you are a doctor or an academic who may be using curricula vitae (CVs), writing more than two pages is unnecessary. Keep your writing relevant and concise.

2. Do align the text flush left and use bullet points for listing items. Following these simple formatting guidelines will increase the readability and organization of your document.

3. Don’t rely on generic language. Avoid overly-used phrases, such as “hard worker” or “team player,” as they take away from your unique tone.

4. Do introduce your work history with a “Summary of Skills” section. Doing so offers your reader a brief overview of your professional qualifications.

5. Do list your work history in the following recommended order: title of position, employer, city and state of employer, and employment dates.

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