It is Austria, Krampusnacht, December 1977. Julian Devonshire, his pregnant wife Kathy, their son Toby and mother-in-law Celia arrive at the alpine chalet for a family holiday. They are shown around by Klaus who tells the family about the local legend of The Devil of Christmas. All the good children are given gifts by St. Nicholas, and all the bad ones are punished by the demonic Krampus. But who has been good, and who has been bad? - The Devil of Christmas, Tuesday 27th December 10pm, BBC2.
‘Yet the one thing we could not do without could never be bought, no matter how generous the terms - and it was love.
Love, in all its forms.
Precious, fragile and enduring - the priceless gift that made our lives worthwhile, invisibly upholding us, demanding no repayment, offered in silence, more precious than gold.