The tradition of the Yule Goat (or Yule Buck) differs slightly from region to region. He is known by many names. Most commonly you will still see him today as straw decorations, sometimes large and independent, sometimes as an ornament on the Yule or Christmas Tree. In modern day Norway and Sweden it is a custom to hide a small straw Yule Goat in a friend, family member, or neighbor’s house – who must in turn hide it in another’s house upon discovery.

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