Part one: [link]
The photos (Vienna and Prague) aren’t mine: [link][link]
The evilness of the ‘evil Santas’ varies depending on the country. The Czech version sounds comparatively nice to me. The Austrian version is plain sadistic and batshit crazy.
Of course the evil Santa doesn’t actually kidnap you or beat you up (except for the Austrian-Bavarian type, he was (and sometimes is) very violent). You’re just supposed to think he does. Actually I’m not even sure parents still tell this stuff to their kids today. When I was a child, they did.
I think some Southern German regions know the Little Milanese as well but it’s still a predominantly Swiss cookie I think.
I totally stole the idea for the fortune telling panel from this awesome and way funnier pokémon fanart: [link]