Krampus has become really popular in recent years, but there are many holiday characters from various cultures around the world that all have fascinating histories. For example, Italy's La Befana and the Netherlands version of St. Nick, Sinterklaas. Read the show notes here.
St. Nicholas and Krampus -- Felicitation card. Postcard by the Viennese Werkstaette, Number 238. Colour Lithography by Josef von Diveky. Circa 1910. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)