Parklji in Slovenia usually have a long red tongue hanging out of their mouth and chains, which sets them apart from other Parklji in Austria and elsewhere.
When Parklji came to your house, they pounded with chains on the door. I must not say that they scared the shyt out of the children. ;D Then the parents opened the door and let them in. Then the kids had to pray on their knees and if you didn't, or you were naughty during the year, they usually put you in chains and drag out in the snow. They often were rough, so that you remembered that day for a long time.