The Krampus And The Old, Dark Christmas

by Al Ridenour
The Krampus And The Old, Dark Christmas
  • ISBN-13: 9781627310345
  • Author(s): Al Ridenour
  • Subject: Folklore, myths & legends
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Imprint: Feral House
  • Publication Date: 24-11-2016
  • Format: p/b

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A FOLKLORIC TRADITION THAT IS GAINING NEW TRACTION IN POPULAR CULTURE

From elements of medieval witchcraft reworked in 19th-centuryfolk Catholicism, the Krampus has risen to embody a new countercultural holiday.


With the appearance of the demonic Christmas character Krampus in contemporary Hollywood movies, television shows, advertisements and greeting cards, medieval folklore has now been revisited in European and American cultures. Krampus-related events and parades occur both in North America and Europe, and they are an ever-growing phenomenon. 

Though the Krampus figure has once again become iconic, not much can be found about its history and meaning, thus calling for a book like Al Ridenour's The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil. With Krampus's wild, graphic history, Feral House has hired the awarded designer Sean Tejaratchi to take on Ridenour's book about this ever-so-curious figure.

Read our blog post about The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil - featuring lots of sample images!

About the book

A FOLKLORIC TRADITION THAT IS GAINING NEW TRACTION IN POPULAR CULTURE

From elements of medieval witchcraft reworked in 19th-centuryfolk Catholicism, the Krampus has risen to embody a new countercultural holiday.


With the appearance of the demonic Christmas character Krampus in contemporary Hollywood movies, television shows, advertisements and greeting cards, medieval folklore has now been revisited in European and American cultures. Krampus-related events and parades occur both in North America and Europe, and they are an ever-growing phenomenon. 

Though the Krampus figure has once again become iconic, not much can be found about its history and meaning, thus calling for a book like Al Ridenour's The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil. With Krampus's wild, graphic history, Feral House has hired the awarded designer Sean Tejaratchi to take on Ridenour's book about this ever-so-curious figure.

Read our blog post about The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil - featuring lots of sample images!