Krampus is a real historical folk tale in which at Christmas time he punishes children who have misbehaved. This is in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. He comes complete with his satchel in which he uses to snatch naughty children. This Krampus Marionette will be great for Halloween, and can stay up until after Christmas! The Doll himself measures 16" tall ( not including the strings ) . He is also a fully working marionette. Get him while he is still HOT!