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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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MénagèreModerne MénagèreModerne 7 years
Yes, I have one right where the presents will be. :)
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I have a couple of little one's that hang on the tree.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Never heard of it before now, but it like it.
dezignerwannabe dezignerwannabe 7 years
I actually have 2 julbock's! one guards the tree and the other stands by the front door :-)
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