The Danish Christmas goat

The Christmas goat made out of straw is essential to the Danish Christmas. He is for us what Santas reindeers are for others. The tradition is probably very old even though no one really seems to know. One thing is for sure and that is that it was goats that run Thors wagon and as Christmas being a mix of pagan and Christian traditions it might be the reason.

I own several. Some I have inherited and some I have bought in thrift stores. I have them in my home in different sizes, but mainly for standing at the floor. This one is large.

You can see more sizes in the shop - and also how different they look.

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