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A Horde of Horned Beasts Celebrated the Darker Side of Christmas at L.A. Krampus Run


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For the fourth straight year, the Los Angeles Krampus Run and afterparty — a celebration of St. Nicholas' evil, monstrous counterpart — invaded the streets of downtown L.A. Hundreds descended upon Winston Street on Thursday night while the Krampuses punished naughty adults and whisked away misbehaving little children in the Austrian tradition of Krampuslauf (Krampus run).