"Krampus, in contrast, would swat "wicked" children, stuff them in a sack, and take them away to his lair." - Tanya Basu
For all the talk of making lists, checking them twice, and keeping track of who's naughty or nice, Santa Claus is clearly a proponent of positive reinforcement. This is likely because jolly old Saint Nicholas isn't the one overseeing the naughty. That's Krampus' job. More common to European Christmas celebrations, Krampus is often depicted as an impish figure with goat features like hooves and horns. He punishes the naughty children, though the exact nature of this punishment differs from country to country. Traditional Christmas parades and events often feature young men dressed as Krampus, who scurry around brandishing bundles of sticks to whip naughty children with.