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Poll on Decorating With a Julbock

Do You Have a Julbock?

The Julbock, or Yule-goat, is made of straw and wrapped in red ribbon. It has a long history in its home country of Sweden, going back 300 years. Now its job is to guard presents at Christmas, but it was originally a stand-in figure for the devil in a pre-Christian Swedish tradition that has generally been absorbed into Christmas holiday rituals.


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BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 5 years
I'm pretty sure we have one somewhere - I'm from Denmark so I definitly know them although we'd call one of them a 'julebuk' :-D
Frida83 Frida83 5 years
I'm swedish so most definitely, I have a tiny one. We used to have a big one when I was growing up, standing underneath the Christmas tree.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 5 years
I have a black one with red ribbons. Its sitting next to my stack of Christmas presents in the corner. Our tree is too small to put Christmas presents under, so it gives a nice something extra to the stack.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Guarding presents? That is so cute. I had seen them before, but didn't know their meaning.
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