Grimm Season 3 Review “Twelve Days of Krampus”

When I saw that Grimm was doing a Krampus Christmas episode, I was super excited. I can’t help but like wacky foreign traditions. For those not familiar with Krampus, he’s a demonic anti-Santa who scoops up bad children, stuffs them in his sack, and eats them. This is almost as awesome as the Portugese Christmas tradition of the caganer – a defecating figure added to nativity scenes for luck.

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with Grimm’s take on Krampus. In this incarnation, he tracks down ne’er-do-well skateboarders who are going around stealing Christmas presents. He then stuffs them in his sack and hangs them in baskets in a tree. I was hoping for a darker, more menacing Krampus – one that actually took bad little kids. They wasted an opportunity to make this a scary figure. He almost seemed comical – even with the CG tongue.



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