Beyond Krampus: 4 Other Creepy Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Dec 17, 2020, 11:32 PM

Besides Krampus, Christmas traditions in other parts of the world include benevolent witches, trickster elves, softhearted spiders and graveside Yuletides.

Did you grow up celebrating any particular Christmas traditions? Or did you hear tales of other kinds of folklore besides Santa?

Krampus has become more well known in the states, but he's not the only creature some cultures celebrate around Christmastime.

Here are four other creepy Christmas traditions from around the world, including Italy's La Befana, Scandinavia’s Nisse, Finland’s Version of Dia de los Muertos, and Ukraine’s Spiderwebs.

Oh, and of course there's a brief mention of Krampus too.

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Host & Guide: Courtney Mroch, Ambassador of Dark & Paranormal Tourism

Intro & Music: 
Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod

Episode Music:
Stille Nacht by Sascha Ende