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APH: Merry Christmas by Cadaska APH: Merry Christmas by Cadaska
Part one: [link]

The photos (Vienna and Prague) aren’t mine: [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]
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Ciusol Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
We don't have a Krampus or evil Santa here in the US, although kids are told that they will get coal for Christmas if they were naughty all year. It's not as scary, but it still makes the kids want to be good. ;P
Cadaska Featured By Owner 3 days ago
But coal is pretty awesome and useful. Who wouldn't want to have that? :D
Plushiesaur Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great one, really great XD It's fun to know such things when You can relate these to Your own country's beliefs and traditions, that You've pretty much heard and experienced since childhood. I really like this!

Fun fact about the 'evil Santa' theme, in case if You maybe didn't bump into this earlier: in Poland we don't have such thing, but the children are told that if they'll be naughty, Santa will bring them "rózga" instead of gifts. Rózga is pretty much a bunch of thin, still flexible sticks or mistletoe, sometimes painted with golden paint. If a child gets one, the parents gently pat the kid with it, as a gentle, 'friendly' reminder to be nice and behave better next year XD
Cadaska Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014

We have these as well in Switzerland, though they are never golden. Sometimes the evil Santa carries them around, and sometimes it's Santa himself who gives them to you. I see no pattern here.
Senthafang Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Artist
Talking about Liechtenstein Being older than Germany....
Italy is older than America.......
Also your Art is Awesome.....
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thank you!
Senthafang Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Artist
I kind of have an Idea for another one if you want....
you don't have to
it's about medieval torture devices
Cadaska Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I got enough ideas, but thanks! :)
Senthafang Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Artist
Okay -_-'
lOyamaneko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's with Dattelbusserl? xD
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