There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).
Elf on the Shelf is creepy. The face, the disproportionate limbs, the mythology dating back to the mid-1990s -- it is all creepy, commercialized and secularized. Obviously, it is destined for greatness.
It might an odd choice to build the Aquabats' first-ever holiday special around a beast-like creature straight out of Alpine folklore. But as Jacobs revealed during a phone interview earlier this week, creating a Krampus-centric Super Show! episode has always been a Christmas dream of his.
For a couple of weeks every year the world takes on a magic glow, people seem merrier, and even winter somehow feels cozy. These festive traditions from around the world are wonderful -- sometimes wonderfully weird -- and are guaranteed to put you in a festive frame of mind.