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Deborah Hyde

Monday, December 7 2015 at 7:30PM

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40-42 Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8BG

Deborah Hyde

What's the talk about?

Krampus is a demon-like creature from Alpine folklore who punishes naughty children at Christmas, in contrast with jolly St Nicholas who brings presents.

Krampusnacht is usually celebrated on December 5th and involves dressing up as the Krampus and roaming the streets frightening children with chains and bells.

The Krampus phenomenon has been re-kindled; growing in popularity in the US it is increasingly appearing in the UK.

Deborah Hyde writes about religion and superstition at jourdemayne.com. She regularly appears on TV and in print media and is editor-in-chief of The Skeptic magazine.

As this is our pre-festive meeting, there will be treats. If you deserve them.