I've always said that if Christmas was more like Halloween, I'd be way more into that holiday.
Leave it to those wacky Bavarians to come up with something as AWESOME as Krampusnacht! Saint Nick's flogging demon sidekick, the Krampus, comes out once a year on December 5th and scares the bejeezus out of misbehaving children, thus making the winter holiday season about a THOUSAND PERCENT more sinister. Fuck handing out lumps of coal--we need to get on top of this whole "monsters whacking bad kids with switches" thing.
Seriously--check out this gallery of Krampus costumes from Germany and bask in their ghoulish excellence.