Talk Is Jericho: The Fright Before Christmas

Talk Is Jericho: The Fright Before Christmas
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Jeff Belanger returns to celebrate the scariest, most violent, and dangerous holiday – Christmas! His new book, “The Fright Before Christmas: Surviving Krampus and Other Yuletide Monsters, Witches, and Ghosts,” details the real reasons we put up trees, hang stockings, string up lights, and exchange gifts this time of year, and it actually has nothing to do with Santa Claus or even religion. He discusses how monsters, goblins, ogres, and witches from other cultures around the world morphed into the merry festivities of the season today. And he shares the stories and legends behind Krampus, the elf-like TomTen, Karakoncolas, the Gryla, and the Yule Cat! Naughty children, beware!

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