A vintage postcard, likely from Austria featuring a silly version of Krampus admiring three female Krampi. Yes.
According to Monte Beauchamp, a well-known art director and author of the 2010 book, Krampus: The Devil of Christmas, the postcards in this post originated in Austria sometime during the 1960s. The kooky concept paired a groovy and often goofy version of Krampus with even groovier buxom girls in skintight, barely-there clothing. This was of course yet another way to market the wildly popular Krampus craze in Germany, this time as a form of erotica.
Most of the cards simply read “Gruss vom Krampus” or “Greetings from Krampus,” and a few even feature vampy female versions of Krampus behaving badly—but not as badly as the hair-pulling, child-stomping traditional Krampus we all know and hope to never run into. The Krampus-themed cards in this post are perhaps NSFW just like anything Krampus related should be. All hail Krampus! The swinging underworld king of Christmas!
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Behold the evil glory of the Baphomet, Krampus and Cthulhu tree toppers!
Delightfully devilish Krampus holiday cards
The Krampus has been BORN: Behold this one-of-a-kind Krampus nativity set!
Krampus hits the American mainstream
Merry Krampus: ‘Horribly distasteful Christmas sweater’