In some European Christmas traditions, Saint Nick (Santa Claus) does not work alone. He travels with the "Krampus," a "Christmas Devil" who doles out punishment to bad boys and girls on Christmas Eve. This work serves as a darkly delightful Christmas piece, intended to educate, entertain, and creep out your audience. The poem "Beware the Krampus" (written by the composer) helps frame the piece as familiar carols "The Ukranian Bell Carol," "Up on the Housetop," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," and other holiday favorites are distorted. (4:50) This title is available in SmartMusic.