I paid pilgrimage to Chicago’s German Christkindlmarket on Tuesday evening with Katie, Brandon and Karol. We all prioritised bratwurst, curry sausage, pancakes and glühwein (mulled wine) over splashing cash on fancy woodcuts and clocks, but it was all quite lovely and Germanic.
And I learnt all about Krampus, an evil Santa twin who kidnaps misbehaving children – this being a legend which had either escaped my attention until now or was effectively suppressed by childhood terror. I mean, for me, Krampus really changes the ‘naughty or nice?’ equation which children have to balance. Something to think about. [shudders]
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