Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Krampus is a Christmas-themed horror movie that blends scares with humor and genuine warmth. The main character is a boy who believes in Christmas and in family but temporarily loses heart. Although the story has a fairly dark, somewhat ambiguous ending that may be upsetting for sensitive viewers, fans of "alternative" holiday fare are likely to enjoy it. Scary/violent elements include monsters and fighting, guns and shooting, as well as children in peril and some shocking/frightening imagery. Language includes one use of "f--k," plus "s--t," "bitch," and "a--hole" (the latter spoken by a child). There's some adult drinking, mainly played for humor, as well as a child taking a sip of peppermint Schnapps (given to him by an adult) and a quick reference to a teen smoking pot (he holds up a Christmas-themed bong). Sex isn't an issue, but a married couple does show affection to each other.
A married couple hugs and shows affection for each other.
Demons, monsters attacking. Children in peril. Fighting, arguing, biting. Guns and shooting. Manhandling, taser gun. Man frozen in terror. Christmas tree on fire. Nail gun shooting. Icicle stabbed through a monster's eye.
One use of "f--k," plus "s--t," "bulls--t," "a--holes," "ass," "bitch," "screw," "crapper," "turd," "nuts," "crap," "goddamn," "godforsaken," and "Lord almighty." Character referred to as "Maxi Pad."
Key themes include believing in the Christmas spirit and finding way to come together and love your family, despite differences and conflicts. And there's a plea for better understanding between neighbors and strangers. But the movie has a somewhat dark ending that doesn't really let characters learn this lesson.
Drugs / Tobacco /
An adult character's drinking is played comically; she has a hangover on Christmas morning, and she gives a sip of peppermint Schnaps to a kid. A man pours whisky in his coffee cup. Reference to "mom popping Xanax." Teen shows a Christmas-themed bong.