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Offline Marc1152

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Re: Santa Clause
« Reply #90 on: December 19, 2013, 03:16:15 PM »

I think I like your nephew!  What type of helmet did you get him?



BudK Russian WWII M52 Steel Helmet    The German ones I could find were just too expensive.  I couldn't find any American ones.

He also got:



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Ukrainian 95th Airbourne Medal


You can get Dog Tags issued to the Russian Army with q Stamp of the Mother of God on Them...Very very cool gift.
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Re: Santa Clause
« Reply #91 on: December 19, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »

Really?  Where do you get them?
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Re: Santa Clause
« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2013, 04:20:24 PM »
He rewards good deeds and through history punished bad deeds with a beating from a krampus (which became elves later)

Rewarding good deeds isn't a bad thing, and I don't know anyone who tells their kids to be good or else they'll get beaten by elves. I've never even heard of a krampus.

The Krampus is a German thing. No one without German roots has it as part of their tradition. On the other hand, the theme of mischievous beings out and about around this time of year seems quite widespread, like the kallikantzaroi of Greek folklore.

Yesh is (again) generalising something local. It is traditional in most cultures to exchange presents around the change of the year, but who brings them and exactly when varies, a lot. It would be a pity if the American idea (as opposed to just the imagery) of Santa supplanted everything local.

Krampus turned into "blackjacks" and later made into Elves by Coca Cola.
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Re: Santa Clause
« Reply #95 on: December 23, 2013, 04:25:20 PM »
He rewards good deeds and through history punished bad deeds with a beating from a krampus (which became elves later)

Rewarding good deeds isn't a bad thing, and I don't know anyone who tells their kids to be good or else they'll get beaten by elves. I've never even heard of a krampus.

The Krampus is a German thing. No one without German roots has it as part of their tradition. On the other hand, the theme of mischievous beings out and about around this time of year seems quite widespread, like the kallikantzaroi of Greek folklore.

Yesh is (again) generalising something local. It is traditional in most cultures to exchange presents around the change of the year, but who brings them and exactly when varies, a lot. It would be a pity if the American idea (as opposed to just the imagery) of Santa supplanted everything local.

Krampus turned into "blackjacks" and later made into Elves by Coca Cola.

Still by no means universal culture.
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Re: Santa Clause
« Reply #96 on: December 23, 2013, 04:37:23 PM »
He rewards good deeds and through history punished bad deeds with a beating from a krampus (which became elves later)

Rewarding good deeds isn't a bad thing, and I don't know anyone who tells their kids to be good or else they'll get beaten by elves. I've never even heard of a krampus.

The Krampus is a German thing. No one without German roots has it as part of their tradition. On the other hand, the theme of mischievous beings out and about around this time of year seems quite widespread, like the kallikantzaroi of Greek folklore.

Yesh is (again) generalising something local. It is traditional in most cultures to exchange presents around the change of the year, but who brings them and exactly when varies, a lot. It would be a pity if the American idea (as opposed to just the imagery) of Santa supplanted everything local.

Krampus turned into "blackjacks" and later made into Elves by Coca Cola.

Still by no means universal culture.

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