Julbocken by John Bauer, 1912.
The Yule Goat is one of the oldest symbols of Yule/Christmas in Sweden. The goat was originally a sacrifice, but in the 19th century it became the one who brought gifts on Christmas Eve. Though the goat was eventually replaced as the bringer of gifts, it is still popular as a holiday decoration.

Julbocken by John Bauer, 1912.

The Yule Goat is one of the oldest symbols of Yule/Christmas in Sweden. The goat was originally a sacrifice, but in the 19th century it became the one who brought gifts on Christmas Eve. Though the goat was eventually replacedĀ as the bringer of gifts, it is still popular as a holiday decoration.