"The holiday devil" is the mischievous companion of St. Nicolas in Alpine folklore. While good St. Nick delivers presents to the well-behaved children, Krampus chases the naughty ones with bundles of sticks and coal.
Once an obscure figure, Krampus has found an audience around the world in recent years - perhaps in part to those of us who wish Halloween would never end.
Krampus's night of arrival, Krampusnacht, historically takes place on December 5. As Krampus's worldwide popularity grows, however, you might see him pop in festivities or pop culture any time in December, all the way up until Christmas.
The artwork on this shirt has been lovingly restored from a greeting card from the 1900s (artist unknown). The caption reads "Greetings from Krampus", so you can spread a bit of cheery holiday mayhem wherever you go.
Screen printed in the USA on a super soft cotton/poly women's raglan shirt, featuring 3/4 sleeves and a scoop neck for a flattering-yet-casual fit.