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We got a card from Emil and Frida. They told us about the Christmas goat. Every year, the city of Gavle, where they live, builds a giant goat made of straw. The Gavle goat is famous for being vandalized or burnt down. Since 1966, the Goat has survived until Christmas Day only 13 times. In 2012, the goat was burned to the ground on December 12. Now the Goat has its own Twitter page (twitter.com/...) and it actually answers people. Apparently it speaks Swedish and English.

Christmas Package - by Anne Sjoberg, Swedish (1863-1947)

Helen Sjöholm & Benny Andersson: "Nu tändas tusen juleljus" (Sweden, 2012)

Sanna Nielsen: "Julkonsert" (Sweden; 25 December, 2012)

Julens tid är här - Lucia 2010 i Helsingfors

Luciamorgon i Kungsholms kyrka

Scandinavian Rosette Cookies A traditional homemade Christmas cookie recipe.

How to make St Lucia Saffron Buns -- Lussekatter - A Swedish Saint Lucia Bun Recipe

Jansson's Temptation A Swedish Christmas dish - Janssons Frestelse

pattern for tomte and Julnisse

very loosely translated: "And now is Christmas with pepparkaksbak All want to dance and sing The glad tidings star to the ceiling Merry Christmas to the young and old"

Swedish Angel chimes,had one when I was a child, want to find one again.

  • Kirsten Giving

    I had wanted to find one too (we had one or more) and found it at a "Christmas in July" sale at a local thrift shop event. Good luck to you in finding one of these charmers!

A variety of Swedish Christmas stars and electric advent candles in the window of Ljusexperten (Light Expert) in Linköping, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. adventssjärna

The Feast of St Lucia, celebrated on December 13, starts the Christmas season. St Lucia is a symbol of light, marking the return of lighter days.

St. Lucia Day in Sweden - a stjärnagossar or star boy