The Krampus is a character from European Alpine folklore, common in Austria and Switzerland. The creature stands on two hooves and has horns growing out of its skull. An extremely long tongue hangs out of its mouth, and it carries a basket, it uses to carry switches, to beat and then haul away naughty children. For hundreds of years, the Krampus and Saint Nicholas have worked together. Saint Nick rewards the good children; Krampus terrorizes the bad.
Images of Krampus usually show him with a basket on his back to carry away bad children and dump them into the pits of hell.