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[[caption-width-right:250:Really just fills you with that old-time Christmas Spirit, doesn't he?]]

Krampus is [[OurDemonsAreDifferent an Alpine mountain Christmas demon]] who figures heavily in the Christmas traditions of Central Alpine Europe. According to legend, Krampus accompanies [[SantaClaus St. Nicholas]] during the early Christmas season. Depending on the story, Krampus is either a regular demon enslaved by St. Nicholas to do the Saint's bidding, or is a demon who willingly and gladly works as St. Nicholas's partner. Krampus acts as the [[EvilCounterpart Bad Cop]] to St. Nicholas's Good Cop, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who instead rewards good children.

In the Alpine regions, Krampus takes the form of a giant demon covered in goat, bear or ram fur, his head sporting large horns with a long, slavering tongue often hanging out of his mouth. Depending on the story, Krampus may have chained shackles on his wrists, signifying his enslavement to St. Nicholas. Generally though, Krampus will be wearing several large bells (as a warning to any who hear them that he's coming), along with a large wicker basket and birch rod. If someone has been bad, Krampus will either threaten a beating with his birch rod or actually give one. If his target has been particularly bad, then Krampus stuffs them into his wicker basket, and drags them off to punish them for their crimes. Depending on the story, Krampus will either bring them to St. Nicholas's home, Krampus's own mountain underworld, Hell, or [[PlaceWorseThanDeath twelfth-century Moorish Spain]].

Traditionally, young men in Southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and even Northern Italy dress up as the Krampus during the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of December 5, and roam the streets in grand, sweeping parades through town. Often, they will go after adults in the audience who are in on the fun, especially tourists encountering their first "Krampus Parade" or attractive young women. Curiously, despite their fearsome appearance and reputation, the (plural) Krampusi are generally fairly kind to children, generally exempting them from the shenanigans they pull on the adults.

Despite the frightening overtones, Krampus is quite a popular character in the Alpine countries. He brings some harmless "scary" fun to the Christmas season, not unlike what happens at Halloween. He is also not alone as the companion of St. Nicholas. Compare him with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knecht_Ruprecht Knecht Ruprecht,]] a German character who performs a similar role (though more as a stern authority figure than a nasty devil), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet Zwarte Piet,]] a Dutch character said to put bad children in a sack and take them to Spain, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perchta the Lady Perchta,]] a female version of Krampus who can either be [[HotAsHell drop-dead gorgeous]] or [[NightmareFuel hideously ugly,]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pere_Fouettard Père Fouettard]] (Father Whipper), a French version usually depicted as a [[EvilWearsBlack black Santa Claus,]] Czech [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chort#In_Czech_and_Slovak_culture chort]] putting bad children in a sack and bringing them to hell, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Lads The Yule Lads,]] a group of 13 Icelandic troll-like beings who historically caused mischief during Christmas, but became more Santa Claus-like in modern times . See also BadSanta, which the Krampus is occasionally portrayed as.

If you're looking for the 2015 horror movie, see ''Film/{{Krampus}}''.
!!Depictions of the Krampus in media


* On the old ''G4'' channel, there was an old ad for one of the shows featuring Krampus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0s6WNL80Hw Enjoy.]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', Hungary dresses up as the Krampus every Christmas to scare Italy. He still hasn't figured out that it's her.
** The Krampus pops up again in the [[http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/worldstars.php?chapter027 World Stars serialisation.]]
-->'''Japan:''' M-Might this be Christmas in Hell...?
-->'''Germany:''' It's Austria...
* In the ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' episode, ''Lovers Are Trendy, Baby''. Three of the aliens Dandy catches are SantaClaus, ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' and the Krampus.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* '''Twas the Night Before Krampus: A Tale of St. Nicholas Christmas''. A dark revamp of Santa and an even darker revamp of Krampus.
* Krampus appears in the 2010 story "Grounded" in the erratically published Creator/PaulDini comic ''ComicBook/JingleBelle''. He's introduced lamenting how Santa's "gone soft" and gotten too lenient with putting kids on the "nice" list, which has pretty much put Krampus out of work.
* ''{{Chickenhare}}'' has a Krampus named Banjo.
* The horror comic ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales'' featured the Krampus in its 2010 holiday special.
** It has been featured in almost every subsequent holiday special since its first appearance.
* There is a five-issue comic book series created by Brian Joines and Dean Kotz with Krampus as the main character, appropriately called ''Krampus.''
* ''How The Krampus Saved Christmas'' is a project by Ryan L. Schrodt, Dominic Black, and Adam Wollet about Krampus setting out to save Christmas and punish Santa for letting the holiday be consumed by commercialism. It is currently in DevelopmentHell, however. [[http://www.schrodtcomics.com/2013/12/merry-christmas-from-krampus.html You can read the first few pages here.]]
* ''Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas'' by Michael Dougherty is an upcoming comic-book tie-in to the horror comedy film ''{{Film/Krampus}}''.
* ''Malice and Mistletoe'' by Nathan Grahan Davis is about an assassin contracted by Santa (who is not the jolly old elf he used to be) to kill the Krampus.
* In the miniseries ''Klaus'' by Grant Morrison, Krampus (rather than being the servant/partner of Santa) is Santa's enemy who feeds on bad children and corrupts things with his mere touch.
* Issue seven of ''Holidaze'' is entitled ''The All-Krampus Spectacular'' and is an anthology of Krampus-themed stories with other holiday icons.
* Lots of comics have superheroes or other comic book characters/characters from other media fight Krampus:
** Amy, Rory and Mels encounter (and defeat) the Krampus as eight year olds in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' strip "Imaginary Enemies". However, the version depicted has very little to do with the legends - he is the EvilCounterpart of Santa and a member of the Trickster's Brigade, and he looks like a black-bearded Santa in a colour-reversed white suit with red fur trimming.
*** Krampus also appears as a species in an earlier comic, "Red Christmas." They are a red gaseous species (otherwise looking like typical Krampus) that feed off negative emotions to survive, using a psychic fog to separate people from loved ones and send them into states of panic. [[spoiler: They are very weak against bright light, which is revealed when the Doctor used both the sonic screw driver and the roof light of his TARDIS to disperse their fog.]]
** ''Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose'' has a 2013 special issue called ''Night of the Krampus.'' As is typical of this series, Krampus is depicted as a hot lady.
** ''Evil Dead 2: Revenge of the Krampus'' is part of the ''Evil Dead 2: Revenge of'' series, this one has Ash saving a kid who has been taken by Krampus.
** ''Spawn: A Holiday Krampus Tale'' has Spawn fighting Krampus.
** The Robbie Reyes ''GhostRider'' took on the Krampus in ''Ghost Rider X-Mas Special''. His little brother is getting teased for being too into Christmas, and the lack of Christmas spirit draws Krampus to the town. In this Krampus literally looks like a thinner demonic Santa, even having his own sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.
** ''Hellboy: Krampusnacht'' has Hellboy up against Krampus.
** The ''Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual'' has Luke, Danny, and Jessica Drew (Spider Woman) get into a fight with Krampus and an army of demons after Luke's daughter Danielle and Jessica's baby. [[spoiler: They're saved when Santa swoops in and beats Krampus, delivering a heartfelt message as he drags Krampus's bloody body onto his sled.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersAscension'', a minor villain named Victor used a deck that included an Xyz Monster based on the character; Ophelia was the only one who recognized the reference, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Ophelia:''' ...but it was a rather scary story, and not too pleasant to tell during the holidays, so the legend of Krampus was rarely mentioned outside of the Alpine countries, while everywhere else, St. Nicholas evolved into jolly old Santa Claus, a guy who would never dream of using such scare tactics.
-->'''Dante:''' Maybe it would have been a good idea… A guy like this might have convinced kids to behave more than Santa threatening to leave coal in their stockings.
-->'''Victor:''' Bah, [[TheGrinch cute Christmas stories turn my stomach anyway...]]
* Krampus is a semi-popular monster for custom dolls and original characters in the ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' franchise.
* Given the nature of ''Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood'' book series and its movie adaptation ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', it's inevitable that there would be many fanfictions/fanarts/ocs based on the Krampus.
** For similar reasons, many people make fan versions of Krampus for ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
* The fanfiction ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' comic series, ''Chibi Prussia'', has a Christmas story arc where [[http://arkham-insanity.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Prussia-Diaries-031-274302666 a young Hungary warns Prussia]] that Krumpas will come for him because of his naughtiness. HilarityEnsues as a terrified Prussia tries to defend himself from Krumpas [[spoiler:and ends up tackling Germania to the ground as Hungary and Austria have a laugh]]. It comes to a rather amusing end as [[spoiler:[[http://arkham-insanity.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Prussia-Diaries-036-275475957 the real Krampus]] passes over punishing Prussia since Germania's already spanking him, then carries off Hungary and Austria for being naughty and scaring Prussia.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9954253/1/Knows-if-You-ve-Been-Naughty Knows If You've Been Naughty]]'' features Krampus coming after Gaz after she shows some particularly nasty Christmas behavior. He assaults her with a switch beating, as per the tradition, and then proceeds to [[spoiler: abduct her to the North Pole, where she's [[KarmicTransformation transformed and brainwashed to serve as one of Santa's elves, making presents for nicer children for the rest of her life]].]] In some twists on the original folklore, he's shown not as a demon but as a man who's an inverted Santa Claus, being rail thin and all in black; he notably states that he does ''not'' eat naughty children (in fact, he's vegetarian); and he and Santa actually appear to be close friends.
* In ''VideoGames/Undertale'' King Asgore also plays the role of Santa for the monsters. So, in the spirit of the popular grimdark AU Underfell, [[http://jumbletale.tumblr.com/post/168511526266 this blog]] made Underfell!Asgore as the Krampus.

* ''Night of the Krampus'' has the Krampus kidnapping children and a team of supernatural investigators going after him.
* ''Krampus: The Christmas Devil'' is an indie movie released in 2013 about a detective who searches for missing children while dealing with the trauma of when he himself was kidnapped as a child. In this movie, Krampus is Santa Claus's evil brother.
** There is a sequel called ''Krampus 2: The Devil Returns''.
* There is much debate over ''Film/RareExportsAChristmasTale'' and whether the antagonist in it is a BadSanta, a Krampus, or Joulupukki. Given that it is a Finnish film, it is more likely that it is Joulupukki. Note that the characters in the movie always speak of Santa Claus/Joulupukki. The modern Joulupukki is the Finnish version of Santa Claus, usually treated as interchangeable; his name means, nonsensically, "Christmas goat", and by some accounts, this originally referred to a goat accompanying St. Nicholas that sounds very much like Krampus. Returning to the movie, its depiction of "Santa" might have been inspired by Krampus, although in-universe, there are [[https://www.flickr.com/photos/ancientartpodcast/15410492264/in/photostream/ old depictions]] of "Joulupukki" as being like that. (All save maybe [[https://www.flickr.com/photos/ancientartpodcast/15410490344/in/photostream/ the mildest one (left)]] seem to be fabrications for the movie.)
* ''Kranky Klaus'' is a documentary of an Austrian Krampus tradition.
* ''A Musical Journey: A Christmas Musical Tour'' is a compilation of the orchestral music of Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach set to recordings of Christmas celebrations over Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. One segment is to the tune of J. S. Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Badinerie" and features footage of a Krampus Night festival in Steyr, Austria.
* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', a horror-comedy from the director of ''Film/TrickRTreat'' about The Krampus attacking a DysfunctionalFamily who must band together to stop him.
* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory'' is a horror-anthology film about the horrible, seasonal happenings in the fictional town of Bailey Downs. It stars George Buza as Santa, Rob Archer as Krampus, and William Shatner as the narrator DJ Dan.
** There are in fact two different Krampuses in this film. One is a transformation some people will undergoe when they are deeply enraged during the Christmas Holiday. The other was an evil anti-Christmas demon, who turned out to be a hallucentation by a Mall Santa.
* ''Santa Krampus'' is a short indie film from Jerry Williams.
* ''Krampus: The Reckoning'' is about a disturbed young girl named Zoe who's "imaginary friend" turns out to be the Krampus and he starts killing people she knows.
* In ''Krampus: Unleashed'' a group of treasure seekers find a stone that summons the Krampus wherein he just begin to kill indiscriminitely.
* Despite being called ''Mother Krampus,'' said movie is actually a take on Frau Perchta. It was likely named the way it way due to the prior ''Film/{{Krampus}}'' movie.

* The card game ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' has an expansion called ''Waiting For Santa.'' There's a card for the Krampus in it.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Santa_Claws Santa Claws]], which is the Krampus in a Santa outfit.
* ''Let's Kill Krampus'' is a card game/role playing game filled with dark humor. If you play as Krampus, you play to eat the children and/or make them grow up cynical and unhappy. If you play as one of eight children, you play to ultimately kill Krampus.
* A [[http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/109473/Krampus-Race free, downloadable]] board game on DriveThru RPG called ''Krampus Race'' has every player being a Krampus and going across the board, trying to collect as many naughty children as possible.
* [[http://meltdowngames.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/the-krampusz-are-here/ Yet another downloadable boardgame]], this one is a Werewolf/Mafia re-theme that gives players the option between playing Krampus, children, or various other Christmas-themed characters. The end-game goals differ depending on who you're playing.
* ''Pocket Adventures Card System'' is a type of card-based role playing game. [[http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/117860/PACS-Promotional-Cards These promo cards]] come with a Krampus card.
* Troll in the Corner created a [[http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?it=1&products_id=97682& system-neutral NPC sheet]] for Krampus.
* ''Macabre Tales'' has a mini-supplement about Krampus called ''The Shadow of Krampus.'' It gives you his folkloric backstory, game statistics, and advice on how to use him.
* ''Acts of Villainy: Solo'' created [[http://www.rpgnow.com/product/124242/Krampus---AoV-Solo-%28M%26M3e%29?affiliate_id=18458 this supplement]] for ''Mutants and Masterminds'' to add Krampus as an antagonist.
* The second volume of ''Octavirate Presents'' is called "Night of the Krampus" and is meant for multiple d20 campaigns. It provides a very interesting mythos for Santa and Krampus in the mythical role-playing style world.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' did a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''' conversion for Krampus, which can be viewed [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/krampus-d20.jpg here.]]
* Related to the game folder but not a game itself, Nevermet Press created stock art of Krampus for anyone to use for their game manuals.
* There are a few Krampus miniatures out there, the easiest to find being the one made by Chronoscope. It isn't for any particular game (nor are most of Chronoscope's miniature). Strange Aeon also has a seasonal Krampus miniature.
** There is a Twisted Christmas set that includes Krampus and a crew of dark Christmas-themed miniatures.
* ''The Red Dragon's Lair'' card game made an expansion in 2015 that made Krampus a boss

* In ''Literature/KrampusTheYuleLord'' (by Brom, mainly know for his Fantasy paintings), the plot revolves around a feud between Santa and Krampus. The two are depicted as a bit more morally ambiguous in this tale.
* Skyler Hornbostel from the short novel series ''Literature/{{Samhain Island}}'' is a young Krampus with a showman-like personality.
* ''Krampus: A Christmas Tale'' by Phil Ives is a retelling of the tale for children.
* ''The Moonlight Monsters Detective Agency'' has a Christmas story that revolves around a bunch of Krampus that are masquerading as mall Santas.
* ''The Claus Effect'' by David Nickel and Karl Schroeder, which makes Santa a sadistic monster and Krampus... better.
* ''The Spirit of Krampus,'' a short story written by Kate Danley, in which the titular spirit infects all the adult and a young boy named Skip goes to find Santa Claus to fix things.
* Olivia Black wrote a children's adventure book called ''The Return of Knecht Ruprecht.'' where three children help Santa Claus fight off the army of the Krampus.
* ''You Better Not Cry'' by Miriam Soumiyè
* Krampus is a character in ''Annalina: The Untold Story of Mrs Claus''
* ''The Krampus Night Before Christmas'' and ''A Visit From Krampus'' is a two-part book series by Clement Gore.
* ''Of Christmas Present'' by Thomm Quackenbush has Krampus try to have an alchoholic Salvation Army Santa be the new Santa.
* ''The Winter Witch and the Krampus: A Christmas Tale'' by J.P. Reedman.
* ''Untouchable'' by Alice Janell is the first of the Everwinter series and features a couple characters who are Krampusi (Rattagan and Drosselmeyer)
* ''The Elf Who Saved Christmas: A (Sweet) Horror Novella'' by Rebecca M Senese.
* Krampus is mentioned, talked about, and the inspiration for the protagonist's band name in ''Krampus'' by Shona McAleese.
* ''Like Coal for Krampus'' by Scotty Schrier
* ''The Pyhäraapia'' by Craig Allen Reade
* ''Making Santa: Advent'' by Blake M. Petit has [[spoiler: Craig Anderson taking up the mantel of a Krampus.]]
* Mentioned in ''Away for the Holidays'' by Elliot Arthur Cross.
* ''Holiday, Inc.'' by Anthony Caruso and L.J. Simone.
* Krampus is a monster that the heroes fight in ''Shark Knights''
* ''Sol Invictus'' by J. Paul Roe.
* ''The Yule Demon'' by Tony Karnes is a picture book that tells the mythology of Krmapus.
* The first book of the ''Empire Beneath'' series introduces several Krampus that act as guards to prisoners. At first the protagonist mistakes them for Yetis, other characters speculate the possibility of other species, but throughout the book, they are called Krampus.
* ''Letters From Krampus'' is an epistolary novel that tells of Krampus's banishment from"North Pole Corporation" and how, when Santa goes missing, Krampus gathers help to find and save him.
* ''Dark Servant'' by Matt Manochio has Krampus stealing children en mass in New Jersey during a blizzard, and our seventeen-year-old protagonist trying to figure out what is going on.
* ''Yuletide'', the third book of the Matilda Kavanagh series, has the protagonist's town invaded by Krampus and the titular Matilda has to save everyone.
* ''Night of the Krampus'' by Matt Lake is a children's picture book that also features reimagined Christmas carols in the spirit of Krampusnacht.
* ''Run No Longer: A Krampus Tale'' by Marcia Felts
* In ''S: Memoir of an Iconic Gentleman'', Krampus is brought up as having been a story concocted by Leonardo da Vinci in order to disuade da Vinci's adopted son Salai from misbehaving, since the child knew that da Vinci was lying when he said that Santa would spank him. It did not work.
* ''A Far, Far Better Thing'' by Lindsay Coyle has Krampus appear to one of the characters, telling him that they are the next Santa and that he is bound "by natural law" to serve him. In this story, Krampus punishes people by swallowing them, consuming them body and soul and sending them to Proditio, the realm of Hell he rules over.
* JG Faherty's ''Winterwood'' has the main character's grandsons kidnapped by the Krampus and taken to a place called Winterwood.
* ''Prison of Hope'', the fourth book of ''The Hellequin Chronicles, has a krampus in it. In the book lore, Krampusi used to be human but are transformed using dark blood magic, and it is illegal to create them. They apparently feast on children's souls tossing their bodies in a river.
* In ''Devil in the Details'' by Tamara Hickman, a krampus attack the characters. Krampus are described as being a "superior form of Boogie Man" and while they have a preference for children, they'll go after whatever they can find. They tend to take the form of whatever scares their target the most.
* ''Chasing the Trickster'' describes Krampus as a trickster God, one who has been reinterpreted by many cultures. He starts out the story as a voice in one of the character, with the character insisting he was a demon. This is the first book of the ''Cerunnos'' series.
* There is a poem about Krampus in the book ''Children of the Night School: How to Put Your Nightmares to Bed.''
* ''The Krampus'' by Dale Harker
* ''Twelve Black Hearts for Christmas'' by Wulf Godgluck
* ''Society of Steam'' (a steampunk superhero book series) has a prequel story featuring Krampus, called ''Merry Christmas Mister Krampus''.
* A children's book called ''We Wish You A Merry Christmas: The Tale of Santa's Evil Sidekick'' has an evil stepmother trying to sick the Krampus on the main character. Krampus is at first described in much more mild terms in this book, said to be Santa's best friend, that he punishes bad children by putting chocolate-covered cockroaches in their stockings, and that he mainly punishes to correct bad behavior. He was removed from his duty due to complaints from parents, and soon grew resentful until he ran away to devise a plan of revenge.
* ''Eleanor Bolden and the Shadow of Krampus'' is the second book in the ''Blue Bay Tales'' series.
* ''La Befana'' by Emily Kirby stars La Befana and is about her battling Krampus to save Christmas.
* Volume three of the ''Gunfighter Gothic'' series has the protagonists facing off against many fiendish Christmas figures, both mythical and otherwise. Krampus is, of course, one of them.
* ''The Legend of the Winterking: The Crown of Nandur'' by J. Kent Holloway is a high-fantasy story.
* In the second book of ''Adventures of the Five'' by Mark Bousquet, Krampus is one of the beings locked inside the nutcrackers. In this version, he wasn't Santa's partner, and in fact, when Santa found out about him, he sought to hunt him down.
* ''Krampus Unchained'' by Edmund de Wight has Krampus being imprisoned for a thousand years. He's released by a misanthrope and goes on a killing spree that Santa and the plucky child protagonist must stop.
* ''The Devil Behind Me'' by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes has it's main character Alex traumatized as a kid after witnessing Krampus massacring a group of people in the woods (after Krampus had sex with Alex's sister). He goes back to Bavaria to find closure, but finds more than he bargained for.
* ''Immortal Nicholas'' by Glenn Beck (yes, THAT Glenn Beck) tells a more "Christian" version of the origins of Santa, here called Agios. Along his journey he meets Krampus, here depicted as a giant disabled slave (it's possible he's meant to be a CompositeCharacter between Krampus and Zwarte Piet) whom Agios frees.
* ''The Krampus Chronicles'' by Sonia Halbach.
* ''Krampus is Coming to Town'' is a poem by Serena Silenced.
* ''Collin and The Krampus'' by Keith White Jr. is a coloring children's book. After trying to capture Santa and steal all the presents he wants, Collin gets a visit from Krampus.
* ''The Return of Krampus'' by Tim Ozman has Krampus taking over the North Pole from his brother, Santa, after the revelation that there are more naughty children than nice children. He also has his own gang of elves.
* ''The Krampus on Chestnut Street'' by C.M. Smith is a fictional autobiography story of C.M. Smith's supposed encounter with Krampus during his childhood.
* ''Secret Santa'' by Dave Ferraro has Krampus as being a part of Santa.
* ''The Return of Knecht Ruprecht: The War of the Krampus'' has a war going on between Santa Claus and Krampus.
* ''Krampus & The Thief of Christmas'' by Eldritch Black has Gabrielle Greene trying to find the Krampus after he kidnaps her brother.
* ''To the Krampus - a Daughter'' by R.S. Pyne.
* ''A Krampus Carol'' by Lauren Onca O'Leary is a creat-your-own-adventure as well as a coloring book.
* ''Cowboys & Krampus'' by Lucy Blue has zombie fighting outlaws Daisy and Cade taking refuge in a hotel while a blizzard rages. While there, they get a visit from Krampus.
* ''Krampus Hates Christmas'' by Andi Van has Krampus (named Karl) and Santa as brothers. In order to learn more about the holiday spirit, he's turned human and forced to live among the humans, during which he develops a romance with neighbor Lewis Weatherby. This was a story from Dreamspinner Press 2016.
* ''Krampus vs The Wendigo'' by AL J. Vermette.
* ''War on Christmas'' by Edward Lorn
* ''Kris & Krampus Kringle'' by Bailey Quillin Cooper is a children's book about Kris Kringle and Krampus growing up as brothers
* ''Calling On Krampus'' by Alan Toner has a school bully being punished by Krampus.
* ''Krampus in the City'' is part of the ''Indestructibles'' series by Matthew Phillion. This has a team of superheroes taking on Krampus as he starts kidnapping children from their home city.
* ''He's Coming for Yule'' by Katie Curtis.
* ''Maxwell Beldam and the Krampus'' by Kyle Wilson and Lindsey Matousek says Krampus takes a thousand kids each year, and this year he's coming to the titular Maxwell's town. Maxwell is determined to stop him, despite the protest from his friends.
* ''Monster ABC'' is a children's book that has many monsters from A to Z, including Krampus.
* ''Krampus in the Corner'' is an ''Elf on the Shelf'' horror parody by Justin Cristelli. Like the original, there is a Krampus in the Corner plush toy that goes with the book. Unlike the original, it's not meant for children and is mildly gorey.
* ''Krampuslauf'' by Sydnie-Leigh Jean has the main characters encounter the Krampus during a Krampus parade.
* ''Gnome Exchange Program'' by Matt Caliri has the main character (an exchange gnome, surprise surprise) helping Santa save Christmas from his evil half-brother Krampus.
* ''Bad Elf'' by John Rae has an elf that idolizes Krampus and who steals the Naughty List to try and track him down.
* ''Santa vs. Krampus'' has the concept of mall Santas be a cover for a secret order of wizards who use swear words as spells to fight Krampus and his minions.
* ''The Faces of Krampus'' by Joe Moore has Krampus (aka Black Peter aka Pelznickel) being a willing companion of Santa and their relationship starting amiable until the devil himself gets involved.
* ''Nick and Me'' is a story told from the point of view of Krampus.
* ''You're Not Santa!'' by Dawn Chance is about Krampus helping an abused kid who believes Krampus is the real Santa.
* ''Krampus: A Terrorverse Tale'' by Robert Thompson.
* ''Twelfth Krampus Night'' by Matt Manochio is a Medieval story set in Bavaria about a girl trying to escape a castle being invaded by Krampus and Frau Perchta.
* ''Goodnight Krampus'' by Kyle and Derek Sullivan is a children's book that has a little Krampus who won't go to bed.
* An essay about the Krampus appears in the 2016 edition of ''Llwellyn's Magical Almanac.''
* Krampus is the name of the raven pet from ''Storms of Lazarus''
* Volume one of the ''Horrible Holiday Series'' by Autumn Steam is called ''Santa Snack'' wherein Krampus overthrows Santa along with one of the elves.
* Book twenty three of the ''Dark Fantasy Library'' is called ''Krampus the Yuletide Terror.'' This has Krampus at the crucifixtion of Jesus and having sex with Mary Magdalene, who places a curse that grants him immortality. In this story it's Santa who's the alter ego of Krampus, and the elves are replaced with dwarfish orges who used to be the people Krampus punished. He continuously punishes nonbelievers, awaiting Christ's return.
* ''Santa’s Little Helper Wants To Eat Your Children & Other Holiday Musings'' is full of essays on Christmas traditions, including (as the title suggests) about the Krampus.
* ''Yuletide Lords'' has Santa battling Krampus before his trip around the world.
* ''Krampus'' by Billy McLaughlin has Santa and Krampus as brothers separated for a century before they have to reunite to save the world.
* ''The Twisted Christmas Trilogy'' by Daniel Parsons has Santa and his elves help the young protagonist under the initial guise of being a travelling circus. In the second book Santa goes missing and enemies threaten to summon the Krampus.
* ''Operation Tannenbaum'' is an alternate history tale about the Nazi invasion of Switzerland from the point of view of a small child, with Krampus thrown into the mix.
* ''How I Learned The Truth About Krampus'' by Tom Johnstone
* In ''The Krampus Hunters'' Santa is a red goblin named Nickor that uses Krampus to capture children to sell them.
* ''The Night Before Krampus'' by Peter Johnson has a pair of Krampus coming to make the protagonists pay for the sins of past generations.
* ''The Krampus Christmas'' has a group of elves journey into the Krampus's lair to find a good substitute for sugar in cookies (no, really)
* ''The Vampire Who Saves Christmas'' has Santa and his team becoming vampires to combat the Krampus.
* ''Nicolas and Sabina in The Busy Season'' has both Santa and Mrs. Claus (Nicholas and Sabina) dealing with Krampus on Christmas.
* ''Letter To Santa'' by Shawn Hudson is a children's book about a kid that writes to Santa, not knowing that he's on the naughty list and thus will be getting a visit from a very different person.
* ''A Kiss from Krampus'' is an erotic story. About the Krampus. That says it all.
** More erotic stories are ''Punished By The Krampus'' by Sapphire Del Ray and ''Christmas Spirit'' by Alise Bell.
*** There was another ''Punished by Krampus'' by Serena Synn. It has a sequel called ''Punished by Krampus and Kris Kringle'' that has a threesome with the two.
** There is also an anthology of Christmas-themed erotic stories called ''Sexy in Your Stocking: Twelve Erotic Tales for the Holidays.'' One tale of which, of course, involving Krampus.
** ''A Naughty Boy for Krampus'' is a homoerotic story about a man captured by the Krampus. There is a spin-off story called ''Hostel Caliente'' and a sequel called ''A Naughty Boy for Krampus or Two.''
** ''Sex & Whippings Krampus Returns (Santa Klaus's Best Friend, who is Wicked and Stern)'' by Christopher Wauben.
** ''Taken by Krampus'' by Summer O. Lee. This can be bought both on its own and in a bundle with other Summer O. Lee stories called ''Babes & Monsters'' (filled with other monster erotica stories)
*** Yet another story titled ''Taken by Krampus'', this one by author Gwynn Jones, is the second volume of her ''Bonbons from the Sexiverse'' series.
*** Another ''Taken by Krampus'' by Hauten Whett has the main character's girlfriend visited by Krampus and his minions while they're visiting his family.
** ''Saint Krampus of Claws: The Story of a Holiday Miracle'' by Josh Darling.
** ''A Bigboobenstien Family Christmas'' by Jeff O'Brien is part of the Bigboobenstien series and is about a family of undead creatures who get a visit from Krampus after performing a blasphemous Jesus pageant.
** ''Merry Krampus to You'' by Tavish Lee is a gay erotica that takes place during a Krampus festival.
** ''Darkness Inside Me: XXXMas with Krampus'' by Olivia Scott-Hill had college coed Noelle being shitty to her family during Christmas, earning her a visit from Krampus. This was later collected in the short anthology ''Bump & Grind in the Night: Holiday Violation''.
** ''Captured by Krampus'' by Penny Prize has the main character pick up Krampus (disguised as a human) at a bar before he reveals his true form. This was later collected in ''A Penny Prize Christmas: The Full, Steamy Saga''.
** ''Santa In The Pink, Krampus In The Stink'' is a long-form poem about a woman on both the naughty and nice list. The solution? A threesome with Santa and Krampus!
** ''Lust for the Krampus: and Other Filthy Christmas Tales'' is an anthology of satirical short smut tales.
** ''Old St. Nick's Gender Swap Trick'' has Krampus turning Santa into a young (and horny) woman with the idea that she'd be so distracted by her hormones that the North Pole would fall into chaos. This results in Santa having sex with one of the elves and Krampus himself.
** ''Krampus Night'' by Theolyn Boese has Krampus (named Vilhelm in this story) waking from a ceturies-long sleep to discover how the world has changed. His solution is to get a job in a town that seems to attract magic, wherein he (and a fey creature named Rowan) fall for a woman named Wren.
** ''A Gift for Krampus: Christmas with Krampus'' by Cally Stevens has Santa's daughter, Nikki, offering herself to Krampus as a sort of sexual battle of good vs evil.
** ''When Krampus Comes'' by C.S. Murphy.
** ''Krampus'' by J.H. Bond
** ''Claimed by Krampus'' by Wendy Bigg.
** Crymsyn Hart has done several Krampus erotica stories, including one where he screws Samhain, one where Krampus falls for a rodeo performer, and another where he teams up with Jack Frost to save Santa and Mrs. Claus.
** ''The Krampus Comes For Rachel'' has the titular Rachel anticipating Krampus's arrival after hearing her sister's tales of him and being naughty all year leading up to her eighteenth birthday.
* There have been many anthologies that contain short stories about the Krampus.
** The anthology book ''T'was The Night Before Krampus And Other Holiday Horror Stories'' includes the tale of the Krampus (obviously) among others.
*** There is a sequel set of anthology stories called ''Krampus Returns and Other Stories.''
** Everette Bell wrote many poems about the folk figure in the book Krampusnacht.
** ''Don't Let the Fairies Eat You: Looking for the Witch'' had a short story about the Krampus called Krampus the Generous.
** ''Deep in the Forest: A Creepy Collection of Strange Tales for Children'' is another short story collection that had a Krampus story in it.
** In ''The PulpWork Christmas Special 2013'' one short story called ''Malcom Destroys Christmas'' has a young boy teaming up with the Krampus to get revenge on Santa.
*** ''PulpWork Christmas Special 2014'' has a novella in it by Derrick Ferguson called ''Dillon and the Night of the Krampus.''
** ''Defy The Dark'' is an anthology with the short story ''Naughty or Nice'' by Myra McEntire being a romance about two people falling in love while fleeing the Krampus in a Bavarian festival.
** Featured in one of the short stories in ''Holiday Wishes''
** Yet another anthology that contains a Krampus short story is ''Things That Go Bump for the Holidays.''
** Appears in ''O Little Town of Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity.''
*** ''Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity'' is a sequel set of stories.
*** ''Deathlehem Revisited: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity''
*** ''The Shadow Over Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity'' is the 2017 edition of this.
** ''The 12 Terrors of Christmas''
** ''Something was Stirring: Seasonal Tales of Horror'' by Callum McSorley
** In ''Cold Dark Harbor and Other Tales of Ghosts and Monsters'' there is a short story called ''Krampusnacht.''
** ''Shock Totem 4.5'' has the story ''A Krampus Christmas'' by Ryan Bridger
** ''Gifts of the Magi: a Speculative Holiday Collection'' has a short story entitled ''How Krampus Saved Christmas'' by S.H. Roddey.
** ''Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus'' is an anthology entirely filled with Krampus-themed stories.
** ''Krampus the UnHolly King: Anthology of Not So Merry Christmas Tales'' is an anthology full of Krampus tales released by Dark Moon Press.
** ''Cold Dark Harbor Redux: And Other Tales of Ghosts and Monsters'' by Leslie Le Mon.
** ''A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories'' has a story with Krampus called ''The Longest Night.''
** ''Death Awaits'' which is volume one of the ''A Scarlett Nightmare'' anthology series, has a non-seasonal Krampus story.
** In ''Santa Claus VS The Living Dead'', Krampus is Santa's brother in this story, and they have an amiable relationship. This story was also collected in ''Dead Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead''.
** ''Krampus the UnHolly King: Anthology of Not So Merry Christmas Tales'' is an anthology completely dedicated to Krampus.
** A Krampus story appears in ''Stories I Tell Myself at Night (SITMAN Book 1)'' by K.A. Shepard.
** Broderick Gable writes a series of erotica called ''Krampus Erotick''.
** ''Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors ''.
** ''Never Fear - Christmas Terrors''.
** ''A Christmas Cackle: F*cked-Up Festive Shorts'' by Matt Shaw.
** ''Demon's Delight: An Urban Fantasy Christmas Collection'' has a short story called ''Krampus Gone Wild'' about an engaged couple who need to take care of an outbreak of Krampi before the locals find out.
** ''He Sees You When He's Creepin': Tales of Krampus''
** ''Deadman's Tome Krampus Christmas''
** ''Strange Seasons'' by Joshua Grover-David Patterson.
** ''Short and Twisted Christmas Tales.''
** ''Tiny Tales from the North Pole'' by Donald Redlingshafer has a variety of short stories that are good for children.
** ''Childhood Fears'' is an anthology of sorts. It collects four separate novellas from four separate writers. One is about Krampus.
** ''Bloodshot Eyes'' by Clive Carpenter has a story about a bunch of hooligans that get punished by Krampus on Christmas Eve.
** ''The Spirits of Christmas: The Dark Side of the Holidays'' by Sylvia Shults

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* On an episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen decides to join forces with Krampus to fight the eeeeeevil liberal secularists' War on Christmas. He offers Krampus some cookies and milk, which Krampus promptly whips with a rusty chain, then threatens to drag Stephen to Hell.
* On the season 4 Christmas special of ''Series/TheLeague'', Taco tries to convince the owner of a mall to add a "Mall Krampus" to accompany the mall Santa. By the end of the episode, Taco gets extremely high, dresses up as the Krampus himself, and charges into the mall to attack the mall Santa an terrorize the children. Hilarity and {{Groin Attack}}s ensue.
* The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ChristmasSpecial featured Krampus as a suspect for MonsterOfTheWeek [[spoiler: but it turns out to actually be two pagan solstice gods. Of course, given Krampus' probable origins, this distinction may not make much of a difference.]]
* History channel's eighth episode of ''History of the Holidays'' delves into, among other things, the Krampus folklore.
* ''Series/{{Suburgatory}}'' has an episode entitled "Krampus".
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' had a Christmas episode with the Krampus, taking the form of a humanoid ram with tan fur and dressed in a Santa suit. As in folklore, he kidnaps naughty children; in this version he leaves coal after taking them and [[spoiler:keeps the kids prisoner with the intention of eating them. This Krampus was only transformed into his Wesen form around the winter solstice, and had no memory of what he did as the Krampus during that time. (or even that he's Wesen)]]
* ''Shock Theater'' 's framing segments on their episode featuring ''Santa Claus Conquers The Martians'' features a fight between Santa and the Krampus after Krampus causes trouble for the hosts.
* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' Christmas episode "A Merry Murdoch Christmas", Inspector Brackenreid believes in the Krampus, having supposedly seen him as a child, and thinks he's responsible for the murders as part of a campaign to destroy Christmas. [[spoiler: It turns out the murderer of the week ''was'' trying to ruin Christmas and was dressed as the Krampus to do so, and the Inspector's childhood experience is implied to be a nightmare caused by guilt. (He told his father he hated him when he didn't get the present he wanted.)]]
* One ChristmasEpisode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has "Krampus" as the screen name of a notorious hacker--who also turns out to be an online sexual predator.
* The Krampus shows up as the villain of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Christmas With the Aquabats!"
* ''Series/AmericanHousewife'''s ninth episode and Christmas special has the youngest daughter think that her mother is the Krampus.
* On ''The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'' Christoph Waltz [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbkGuCozc9M explains the legend of Krampus.]]

* The most prominent piece of merchandise to feature Krampus is Christmas cards. They have been around since the 1800s and come in all varieties, from gruesome to humorous to sexy to kid-friendly.
* Some alcoholic drinks based on Krampus have been made, like is Southern Tier's ''Imperial Helles Lager Krampus Beer'' and ''Birrificio del Ducato's Krampus''
** Munkstein made two steins/mugs related to Krampus. The very first stein in their line, and one with Krampus and Santa fighting.
* As mentioned in the Literature section, there is a Krampus in the Corner plush that goes with the book of the same name. It is a parody of the Elf on a Shelf.
* For the 2017 Holiday season, Funko Pop released Krampus Funko Pop figurines. The normal one is a brown figurine, but there are many exclusive variations, including two different flocked variations (black and white) at Hot Topic, a blueish frozen-looking one at FYE, and a red one at Chase.
** Funko Pop also has a little Krampus figurine as part of their Pint Size Heroes line.
* Minimates has Krampus attachments you can download and print off of Shapeway.
* Universal Studios had an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROuPQm0LFhM attraction in 2016]] based on their Krampus film.
** ''Creepyworld'' also did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oT7Tp6Pfk Krampus-themed haunted house]] in 2016.
** ''The 13th Floor Haunted House'' in Chicago redid the house Krampus-style in 2017, entitling the event ''Krampus: A Haunted Christmas.''
* Bad Dragon did a color variation in 2017 for its products called "Krampus Present." It was a marble mix of Tannenbaum green and metallic copper.

* The back cover of the Sunset Rubdown album Random Spirit Lover has Krampus on it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EmqsEHl3P8 This.]]
** And it's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kxgLs8VSJ4 more sexualized sequel.]]
* Musician and stand-up comedian Christopher Wauben aka Super Klaus Santa wrote a song called ''Krampus Night.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKkEOs5NYSY Here's the music video.]]
* [[http://uniquenudes.deviantart.com/art/Gallows-Humor-I-Saw-Mother-Kissing-Krampus-346595753 I Saw Mother Kissing Krampus]] by Gallows Humor.
* There is an Italian folk-metal band called ''Krampus.'' [[https://www.youtube.com/user/KrampusFolk Here's a link to their youtube.]]
* [[https://soundcloud.com/krammpstein Krammpstein]], a parody band of Rammstein, mixes metal with a twisted Christmas spirit.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcH6gFhWbdI This Instrumental]] by the band ''Music/{{MidngihtSyndicate}}'' as a part of their album ''Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering''
* Krampus is one of the main characters in Music/LacunaCoil's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhLDxRQyhnE Naughty Christmas]]"
* Chris Wauben did a music video for his song Krampus Night. It's available on Amazon Prime.
* There's a band called ''Krampus Parade'' with an album called ''Alpine Nightmares and Holiday Horrors''
* Ivan Ziraldo made an album for a hypothetical Krampus opera called ''Opera: The Legend of Krampus.''
* As said in the description of their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Jn4oZjLJs music video]], "IKON's 'Gruss Vom Krampus' in the A-side of their Christmas single, released as part of the 2015 edition of the Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club."

[[folder:Radio Drama]]
* ''The Strange Adventures of Edgar Switchblade #1: Krampus Unmerciful'' is a gruesome and graphic tale from Lonesome Wyatt.

* There is a traditional, somewhat educational short play in Austria called Krampusspiel Weißenbach bei Liezen. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKudPJ56eWQ Here is a recording of one outdoor performance (there are no captions unfortunately).]]
* ''The Krampus: A Christmas Play for the Bad Little Boys and Girls in All of Us!'' was a musical performed in Brooklyn. It is described as "A beautiful, profane, heartbreaking, hysterical piece about the holidays and family and traditions."
* In Armstrong, BC, one of the shows that the ''Caravan Farm Theatre'' put on was an origin story for Santa, called ''Old Nick'' and was an outdoors theater performed as the audience took a sleigh ride through the forest. Krampus played the part of the antagonist. [[http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/entertainment/184158371.html Here's a review of the show.]]
* In Atlanta, GA, the 7 Stages Theatre performed an adult-only rock show called ''A Krampus Christmas'' in 2010, 2013, and for a final time in 2016. The website describes the plot as "There’s a plot to turn the world into one giant mall, and there is only one myth-made-manifest that can stop it: KRAMPUS OF THE BLACK FOREST!"
* Appears in Whiskey Wry Productions one-hour sketch comedy "A Sack Full of Coal."
* ''Krampus Takes Back Christmas'' is a bawdy puppet show by the Pull The String Players.
* The Blue Barn Theater's Witching Hour in Omaha, NE performed a play in 2010 with Krampus in it called ''The Christmas Rumpus.''
* In Detroit there's a variety show that happened in summer and winter of 2014 called [[http://www.krampusnightdetroit.com/ ''Krampus Night IV.'']]
* In 2016 the Three Brother's Theater in Illinois did a play called [[https://www.3brostheatre.com/santa-vs.-krampus.html ''Santa vs. Krampus'']]. It's a family-friendly show about brothers Santa and Krampus, the latter of whom kidnaps two children to work in the coal mines and gets into a fight with Santa over not wanting to punish children anymore but instead wanting to deliver presents.
* * Seattle Immersive Theater does a dark yearly show called ''Krampus Christmas: An Immersive Look at the Naughty-List Nightmares'', advertising itself as "a kind of carnival ride through your Christmas nightmares." It walks people through several scenes and stories as they explain Krampus and shows him punishing the naughty, all with dark humor featuring a creepily cheerful elf guide and a drunken pervy Santa. Here are [[http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/keeping-krampus-christmas two]] [[http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/theater/better-watch-out-krampus-christmas-is-in-town/ reviews]] that goes into greater detail about it.]]
* ''Krampus: A Yuletide Tale'' performed by the Short North Theater. More info [[http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2015/12/10/theater-preview-krampus-a-yuletide-tale.html here]] and [[http://www.shortnorthstage.org/calendar/v/509 here]].
* [[http://www.ghostlightensemble.com/krampus Krampus!]] by the Ghostlight Ensemble (previously produced by Strangeloop Theater). An evening with the family in a cabin turns sour as Krampus possesses one of the characters, and priests brought in to exorcise him end up bloodily murdered.
* [[http://www.southflorida.com/theater-and-arts/sf-theater-krampus-wilton-manors-20151216-story.html The Krampus: Initiation]] by the Abyss Theater.
* The Oriental Theater in Denver performed a ''Carnivale De Sensuale: Krampus!'' on December 17th 2016.
* ''An Evening With Krampus'' is a musical written by Sam Krahn that has Krampus meeting his match. This musical was funded through [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/an-evening-with-krampus-world-premiere#/ indiegogo]] and there's a demo of the soundtrack [[https://soundcloud.com/aneveningwithkrampus here.]]

* In ''VideoGame/{{CarnEvil}}'', Krampus acts as the boss of the Christmas stage, although here he's more [[BadSanta a demonic green Santa Claus combined with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.]]
* The Krampus was added as a boss fight in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' in the Christmas update. The Krampus will randomly appear in the Devil's room with the chances of him increasing the more you visit the room and even more if you actually take items. Defeating him unlocks the unique Lump of Coal item (''Rebirth'' also adds the Head of Krampus pick-up as a possible drop.)
* The indie game ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' has the Krampus appear and steal the player's things if the player is naughty (defined here as "killing too many non-aggressive animals" like rabbits and beefalo). A skilled player, however, can repel or even kill the Krampus, which will allow him to keep his bag. There is a Halloween skin that allows you to dress as the Krampus.
* ''A Krampus Christmas'' is a VideoGame/RPGMaker-based game created for RMN's Game Chill 2013. The plot has three kids breaking into a school to steal the hat off a Frosty statue. They become trapped by Krampus and must find a way out of the school. It's free to download [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/5907/ here.]]
* ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' has a mod that includes Krampus among Santa's units.
* There are two limited edition Krampus monsters on ''VideoGame/PuppetNightmares''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has a spell/item card based on Krampus.
** They also made a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BawxVEtJJLM Krampus dungeon]] for the 2016 and 2017 holiday events. You get to fight Krampus and get Krmapus themed items.
* There was an iTunes app game called ''Slay Ride'' wherein you play as Santa and battle the Krampus. (who is the final boss) This game is no longer available on iTunes, [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slay-ride/id578293572?mt=8 but you can still see the iTunes info page.]] The developers will also give people a copy of the game if asked though. [[http://www.churbleworld.com/slay-ride/ Further info is on this page.]]
* ''Knights and Dragons'' has a seasonal Epic Boss based on Krampus, who is part of the Winter Kings event. It is a Water/Fire elemental that drops Evil Fur when defeated that can be used to create Krampus' Mantle. There is also armor called Krampus Nemesis.
* In 2013, the ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' featured a Christmastime event that allowed players to face off against Krampus demons wandering the various combat zones throughout the world. Should the player succeed in killing one of them while they [[CowardlyBoss attempt to escape through a portal]], they are given a route into the Krampus' home dimension of Niflheim. Yes, ''that'' [[Myth/NorseMythology Niflheim]]. There, the player can battle an entire army of Krampus, along with a much larger boss Krampus, before finally duelling the mother of all Krampus, Hel herself.
* A short, free three-level game from Kongregate simply titled ''Krampus'' has you playing as a cutesy little Krampus. You stomp reindeer and present, and steal toys from children as fast as you can to unlock the gate.
* ''Krampage'' is an iOS game where you lead Krampus out of Hell to punish naughty children. It's part platformer, part Fruit Ninja rip off.
* A rare type of armor in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' is called Krampus. It requires being rank 5 Loremaster. Going by the item description, it may be meant as druid armor used to channel nature-based magic.
* ''VideoGame/EpicDuel'' has a race called Krampus in it, and has three Krampus NPC in it. There are two Krampus Warriors (one level five and level eleven), who will give you missions and you can also challenge to fights. Then there's the Krampus Technician, whom is level twenty, believes magic simply be advanced technology, and will challenge you to a duel. They are all from Frysteland, which has been taken over by a tyrant named Alydriah
* ''[[http://1pd.org/play/erics-xmas/ Eric's Xmas]]'' has Krampus invade Santa's workshop with his own army of evil elves, and it's up to Eric the Elf to save the captured Santa.
* Krampus is an enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' during the Frost Moon event.
* An indie game simply titled ''Krampus'' is about a teen who is spending Christmas with his family at a country house when he gets a visit from Krampus.
* ''Krampus in Wreck the Halls'' is a mobile game has you playing as Krampus as you storm the North Pole, where Santa has hidden many naughty children to try and deprive Krampus of his power.
* Appears in the indie defense tower game ''Santa's Salvation.''
* In the mobile game ''Merry Krampus'' you play as Krampus and try to capture as many children as possible.
* In December of 2014, ''Game of War: Fire Age'' had a few seasonal enemies. Krampus was one of them. There were also Krampus items like Krampus Beard and Krampus Bells.
* The app game ''Christmas Crisis'' has Krampus taking over Santa's workshop with his yeti minions and you try to take him out with a snowball gun.
* In ''Bad Christmas'' Mrs. Claus has to save Santa, who has been kidnapped by the Krampus.
* In ''Monster Legends'', Krampus is a monster that you can raise from an egg.
* There is a custom ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' map called ''Krampus'' all about, you guessed it, being terrorized by the Krampus.
* An unlockable level for ''Secret Santa'' has you playing as Krampus, stealing kids and punching obstacles in your way.
* ''Daze Before Christmas'' is a platformer starring Santa. A special power-up has him transform into "Anti-Claus" and he bears a bit of a resemblance to the Krampus.
* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', the villain is the Krampus, depicted as a demonic green anti-Claus who hates children and can be defeated with cookies and milk.

* In ''Webcomic/PvP'', Krampus becomes Scratch Fury's new Christmas persona in the 2011 Christmas arc. Scratch, Skull's pet cat and PVP's resident evil genius, was offered the job of Krampus by Santa Claus to help out with dealing with the huge increase in naughty children [[spoiler:, since he could no longer don his Kringus persona, considering his defeat the previous year]].
* In 2011 of the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', [[https://wpmorse.deviantart.com/art/Christmas-2011-01-273660861 a team of Krampus]] led by a fairy named Peaseblossom took [[CloudCuckooLander Kevin]]. In 2014 [[https://wpmorse.deviantart.com/art/Christmas-2014-01-500443139 they came for another kid,]] but Kevin still got mixed up in it. In 2015 a Krampus appears in [[https://wpmorse.deviantart.com/art/Rhapsodies-Comicstrip-Christmas-2015-Part-1-579372529 a strange spoof of Game of Thrones and Attack on Titan.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', Davan gives [=PeeJee=] the rundown on who Krampus is at one point.
** The 2016 Christmas season has an arc where Davan's neighbor, Mr. Gibson, asks Davan to put up some Christmas decorations but specifically asks that they not include Krampus. [[ExactWords Davan starts making decorations based on different gory Christmas legends instead]]. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit Mr. Gibson expected this]]; it's just that three other families in the neighborhood were doing Krampus already]].
* In the ''Webcomic/VocationalDeathCruise'''s main storyline, Krampus is [[spoiler:Evil Santalestia]] as well as the secondary main villain.
* The 2011 Christmas comic for ''Webcomic/RealLifeFiction.''
* Krampus comes by every Christmas in the webcomic ''Webcomic/SnapCracklePop.''
* Lottee from ''Webcomic/BadReputation'' was [[http://buttart.tumblr.com/post/70641168611/i-did-this-last-year-for-the-holidays-my-arts drawn in a Krampus costume.]]
* In one of the [[http://hijinksensue.com/comic/the-reason-for-the-season/ 2011 December strips]] for ''Webcomic/HijinksEnsue'', Josh complains about how there is no Krampus traditions around and resolves to boycott the holidays. Until Joel gives him a bundle of birch branches as a gift, reviving his Christmas spirit.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Whomp}}'' The Krampus [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/12/23/santa-clods/ appears]] as the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnthropomorphicPersonification manifestation of Santa's Motivation.]]
* In the ''Webcomic/SugarBits'' ChristmasSpecial, [[http://snafu-comics.com/swmcomic/sugarbits-christmas-special-p1/ the Krampus appears before Princess Ginger/Lico.]] His appearance in this one clearly takes inspiration from the Michael Dougherty film. He turns her (and Princess Chesna, Chi from ''Webcomic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'', and Buttercup from ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'') into dolls. Also the Cat in the Hat is narrating the story.
* ''Webcomic/BandVsBand'' had a couple holiday pages in 2013 where Turpentine and Honey come across each other on Christmas Eve and get ready to have a musical duel. But when Honey proposes doing Christmas songs, Turpentine refuses. [[http://bvbcomix.com/bandvsband/band-vs-the-holidays-2013-part-2 Not even when Honey brings up a (fictional) carol about Krampus.]] They do end up hanging out, at which time Honey and Arsenic sing the Krampus carol (much to Turpentine's annoyance).
* [[https://legacyherocomics.deviantart.com/art/Catch-That-Krampus-502295274 Krampus kidnaps El Coqui from The Young Defenders.]] His teammates debated on whether or not to rescue him.
* Appears in many, many strips of Salem Uncommons. One has a [[https://aaronsynn.deviantart.com/art/salem-uncommons-1903-501293872 Krampus version of "A Visit From St. Nicolas"]] and one features [[https://aaronsynn.deviantart.com/art/Salem-Uncommons-1893-499889958 Krampus fighting Black Pete.]]
* [[https://bjsinc.deviantart.com/art/Erma-Strip-23-576883079 A strip from]] Erma has the title character giving Krampus cookies while her friends run in terror.
* Comics Alliance did [[http://comicsalliance.com/krampusnacht-original-comic/ a special comic]] in 2016 called ''Krampusnacht'' by Benito Cereno and Chuck Knigge. It tells the story of a man who feared the Krampus all his life, but when Krampus was banned in Austria at the beginning of [=WW2=], he gladly joined the Nazis that enforced the ban. [[spoiler:As he discovers though, Krampus is not bound by human laws, and in this tale, his reputation of going after children is a myth, for children are young and don't understand. Adults, though, are often guilty of murder and bigotry, and are more deserving of the punishment he brings.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* He was even on ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' as an example of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18941_5-creepy-christmas-traditions-from-around-world_p2.html a creepy christmas tradition.]]
* A RunningGag on the ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' ChristmasSpecial [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmVahy7e4KE ''The Christmas Tree of Might'']] has various characters wondering if Jinga and Beru are the Krampus after attacking them.
* Krampus received his own episode on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hQKznOMToc CR's]] WebVideo/FamiliarFaces series. [[CouchGag Since CR always draws a title card featuring the respective character in a different style,]] [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas he made Krampus the Grinch's horned, European cousin.]]
* ''Website/CollegeHumor'' has a video of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQIQCDND9ZE Kovert Krampus]], a BlackComedy version of SecretSanta exchanges.
* The Youtube channel Krampus Nights has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuhUG97mEUo promo video]] that tells the tale of a naughty child getting taken by the Krampus, followed by a brief history of the creature. It is now used to upload videos of the new Krampus festival that takes place in Bloomington, Indiana. (which was the point of the initial video)
* Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p1JYvV178E stop-motion short]] featuring the Krampus and his mythos. They also made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFG-Hi64RmQ special message video]] with Krampus.
* There is a reading of a Krampus story called ''A Fairytale of Oakland'' in the [[http://www.drabblecast.org/2011/12/27/drabblecast-228-a-fairy-tale-of-oakland/ 228th episode of the podcast ''Drabblecast.'']]
* Brett [=McCarthy=] made a short film called [[http://vimeo.com/84607381 "Merry Krampus"]] about a couple who scares their children with the tale of Krampus, [[spoiler:but in the end, it's the parents who get punished by Krampus.]]
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/379021 ''The Krampus Song'']] on Newgrounds, done to the tune of "My Favorite Things" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.
* The holiday special for the podcast ''Tales From The Water Cooler'' has Santa and Krampus discussing the latest comic book released.
* Exclusively on Amazon Streaming is the animated short ''A Krampus Christmas'' by Peter Proscia. It's a very cheaply made flash animation about Krampus kidnapping two children for not eating their vegetabes, so he has them be pursued by human-eating vegetables.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMkLKLye0QM This]] video by Derelict Beatniks tells of the "real" origins of Santa. In this, Krampus is the foreman of Santa's labor force as well as being someone who eats naughty children.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTs9WDwz9o0 ''Skylanders vs the Krampus'']] has Krampus stealing the minis and sidekicks
* Appears as a puppet in ''RangoonReviews'' in the [[http://isleofrangoon.com/?p=564 second part of their review]] of ''ChristmasIsHereAgain''. He is accused of stealing Christmas and a flashback implies that he and Santa are brothers.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNgOYbD7ez8 The pilot episode]] of ''The Grimm Archives'' gives a history of the Krampus. Interestingly, they say that the Krampus was a whole race of creatures under Santa Claus's control rather than one being. They also make reference to a mention of the Krampus by one of the Brother's Grimm, which also leads to a discussion of Frau Perchta.
* The history of Krampus was discussed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAoC7FOaL40 an episode of ''Today I Found Out.''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Christmas Special, the Krampus is accidentally summoned by Hank and Dean and proceeds to punish Rusty Venture.
* The Krampus is featured in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', terrifying children and turning their hair white. [[spoiler:The Krampus was actually part of a ScoobyDooHoax set up by the gang themselves for a Gambit to steal the pieces of the MacGuffin from the show's main antagonists.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Minstrel Krampus" (the intended ChristmasEpisode of season 8, but [[TooSoon pulled]] because of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders and finally aired in season 10) Stan's father Jack Smith revealed that he sealed Krampus in a pot fifty years ago and that's why kids today are so rotten. Stan releases him and he kidnaps Steve. In the end [[spoiler: Santa kills Krampus with Stan's help but it then turns out that [[DarkIsNotEvil Krampus was good]] and [[LightIsNotGood Santa evil]], and Jack [[LegacyCharacter becomes the new Krampus]].]]
* Adult Swim did a whole Christmas block themed around the Krampus during the 2014 holiday season.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' parodies this with ''Der Kinderlumper'', [[{{Ruritania}} Drusselstein]]'s mythical troll-like creature resembling the Krampus very much, and kidnaps naughty children and puts them into his sack [[spoiler:or rewards nice children like Santa does; it turns out that there are 2 different children's songs being sung about it in Drusselstein and that it can be interpreted that it is actually a merging of Santa Claus and the Krampus]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' ChristmasSpecial 'X-Mas United', the final twist in that story is that there's no way SantaClaus can be The Nerd's biological father because he's sterile...and also that The Nerd's mother had also had sex with the Krampus, specifically noting that the Krampus convinced her to do it without a condom. [[spoiler: The Nerd, unable to accept that the Krampus is his biological father, returns home and says to his stepfather that as far as he's concerned, he's his real father, much to the stepfather's irritation and the Krampus's disappointment.]]