|Krampus is looking for your children.
(Thanks to my friend Morgana for this photo)
It's the last Wacky Wednesday before Christmas and all through the house ...
In spirit of the season here are just a few holiday songs to keep you properly twisted as the eggnog flows and the reindeer fly.
Let's start with this sweet Christmas memory from Billy Childish's youth:
In this classic song poem, Linda Cassady asks an important question: Is Santa Claus a hippy?
They actually used to play this next one by one-hit wonder Little Cindy frequently during the Christmas season on WKY radio in Oklahoma City when I was a lad. I'm grateful to John Waters for including this on his Christmas album in 2004 ...
While we all love Jesus and Santa Claus, some Christmas spirits aren't all that friendly. Especially that guy named Krampus. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica:
Krampus, in central European popular legend, a half-goat, half-demon monster that punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime. He is the devilish companion of St. Nicholas. Krampus is believed to have originated in Germany, and his name derives from the German word Krampen, which means “claw.”
Here's a brave, courageous and bold tune by someone named "Wild Earp" that you can use to frighten your children (Thanks to my friend B.C. for alerting me to this song):
And for all my Pagan friends here's an ancient holiday hymn by Karina Skye to another horny creature of yore ...