For his No Reservations Christmas special, Anthony Bourdain dreamed up a terrifying Krampus sequence, which Travel Channel executives had a problem with airing.
Here’s Michelle Collins from BWE:
It’s actually called a “Krampus” (also a brilliant Midol marketing campaign idea…), a mythical creature children raised in Alpine countries are told to believe in, who is part devil, part kidnapper, with splashes of Sandusky. Yes, the Krampus kidnaps children who behave badly before Christmas, and drags them off to his lair to do God knows what with them. (Honestly, I don’t understand how Swedish children make it past adolescence, this thing is f**king terrifying.)
Leave it to Bourdain to do a Christmas special featuring Krampus.