Ghosts, Haunting, and Legends

Belsnickel

The Fright Before Christmas: Surviving Krampus and Other Yuletide Monsters by Jeff Belanger.
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Jeff Belanger’s new book is the first to tell the frightening and monster-and ghost-filled story of Christmas through millenia of history, folklore,...
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The Belsnickel is an old world Christmastime legend, but unlike Santa, in addition to rewarding the good children, he punishes the bad ones. Once...
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Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia lecture, Q&A, and book signing. A Creepy Christmas offers a look into the monsters and traditions that make...
Belsnikel
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Like Krampus, the Belsnickel is another dastardly Yuletide figure. But unlike Krampus, an encounter with Der Belsnickel isn’t fatal. With his origins in southwestern...