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Discord as Krampus Beksnickel by SouthParkTaoist Discord as Krampus Beksnickel by SouthParkTaoist
READ ABOUT KRAMPUS FIRST!!!
More people should know who Krampus is.

Discord is Krampus, also known as Beksnickel is some regions of the world. Though a popular Christmas character in the 1800s he is relatively unknown in the modern day, aside from some areas in the East Coast and in the Alpine countries. Krampus, sometimes referred to as the Christmas devil, accompanies Santa Claus during the Christmas season. But while Santa gives gifts to good children, Krampus usually arrives before Santa to warn and punish bad children. Common depictions of Krampus have him black or brown and hairy, with goat horns, hooves, fangs, and a long tongue. (He basically looks like a demented Discord). Krampus is famous for his long pointed tongue. He carries a buddle of sticks which he uses who wipe bad children. He also carries rusty chains and bells to scare children. While in tradition Saint Nicholas appears on the night of his Saint Feast, December 6th, Krampus usually appears the day before on December 5th. He lures children to him by laying out apples and other fruits, them captures them and puts them in a large basket he has on his back to carry them away, either drown, eat, or transport them to Hell.

In the 1800s it was uncommon for every child to get a gift for Christmas due to the poor income of the majority that that time. So it was not effective to motivate children to behave good by promising presents, rather parents would tell their children stories of Krampus to scare children into good behavior.

Krampus on appeared on Christmas cards as much as Santa was during the 1800s. Mainly popular in Germany, Austria, and the Eastern United States. Usually people would dress up like Krampus and walk around the streets, as common as we see Santa today. The popularity of Krampus died down as the holiday shifted more towards cheerfulness. However Krampus still appears in celebrations around central Europe today, young men dress as Krampus and playfully scare children. And while rare in North America, there is apparently a growing popularity of the Krampus figure.

While Discord Krampus looks colorful, the actual images of Krampus on Christmas cards at that time are very disturbing. My first time I saw Krampus, I freaked out. Usually they show a nightmare fuel looking hairy devil man who looks over freighted children cowering under chairs or tables to hide or carrying frightened children away in his basket.
Look at old Christmas Card images of Krampus here: [link]
Its actually pretty interesting to learn how different Christmas was 100 years ago.

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Set 1
Pinkie Pie the Red Nose Reindeer: [link]
Twilight Sparkle as Santa Claus: [link]
Rarity dressed in Winter Fashion: [link]
Rainbow Dash Ghost of Xmas Future: [link]
Fluttershy Ghost of Christmas Past: [link]
Applejack Ghost of Christmas Present: [link]

Set 2
Trixie as Scrooge: [link]
Derpy Hooves and the Snowdeer: [link]
Rainbow Dash Happy Hanukkah: [link]
Zecora Happy Kwanzaa: [link]
Dr. Hooves Happy New Year: [link]
Cutie Mark Crusaders Kings: [link]

Set 3
Octavia Seasons Greetings: [link]
Lyra and Bon Bon:
DJ Pon3:
Discord as Krampus:[link]
Celestia:
Luna:


Special Ornaments Set
Jappleack: [link]
Surprise: [link]

Fan Character Ornaments Sets:
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The Podcasters: ???
The Organizer: ???
The Artist: ???
The Writers: ???
The Musicians: ???



My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic designs/concepts Lauran Faust
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Hasbro/Studio B/DHX Media
Ornament Designs by SouthParkTaoist
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DeRpYhOoVvEs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Ah So thats why dinky was missing that entire day
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Obi-Trev Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
WHY ARE ALL YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS PRIVATE!? WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING ONE IF NO ONE CAN SEE THEM! >(
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some of my videos have been flagged by YouTube for copyright stuff so I am making them private for now to save them from deleting my account.
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Obi-Trev Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Those Bastards!
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Fewroth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Proof that Discord exists!!!!
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Sorku4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
:iconderpyhoovesplz:
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MasterPeach Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If Discord was a Krampus, I'd cry in fear ;A; I'd bet he'd look terrifying... and I believe that Dinky's presence is nothing short of scared to bits herself!
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DaxterGalaxy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
You better put down Dinky or else you'll be sorry Discord.
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mrchuyito Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Hahaha i remember watching the daily show and familiar faces they introduce me to the Krampus.
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ToonAddict1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
So, does this make the Cutie Mark Crusaders are Hank and Dean Venture?
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