Krampus and St. Nicholas.
I got some pretty interesting results. Remember that my students didn't have any idea what he looked like when they drew these. They just knew he accompanied St. Nick and punished bad children. Here are a few of my favorites:
In this depiction Krampus is delivering a bad kid to Santa. Apparently Santa seems good but is secretly the mastermind behind a Christmastime kidnapping ring.
Santa's younger brother, Shifty Claus, who looks slightly bitter that his older brother hogs all the fame.
I swear I didn't say anything about Krampus ripping anyone's head and limbs off and using them to decorate a Christmas tree.
Imagine if this guy showed up in your living room on Christmas Eve. You'd never do anything bad again because you'd be catatonic with fear for the rest of your life.
And last, but not least, this is probably the best mix of Austrian and American traditions that was turned in.
After the kids turned in their drawings I showed the video below. Thanks for the great idea Missy- the kids had a lot of fun!