Christmas is supposed to be a time of laughter and happiness, but the tradition of Krampus in Austria, is quite the opposite. Krampus is a devil like beast that punishes bad children, and men roam the streets dressed in Krampus outfits, terrorising young children. In Austria, Santa Claus is coming to town could well have an extra line in the lyrics:
“He's making a list, He's checking it twice, He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town. And Krampus is coming too”
In Caracas, the Capital of Venezuela, you had better quite literally get your skates on for Christmas. There is a strange but true tradition of travelling to church on roller-skates. This strange tradition is taken so seriously, that roads are often cleared of traffic to keep Christmas skaters safe. One wonders if Santa uses a sleigh in Caracas, or if he prefers roller-skates? If you are there perhaps it is worth watching out for!