Swedish Christmas Goat - Centuries Old Tradition

Each year for the last 40 years, the centuries-old symbol of Christmas in Sweden, a huge straw goat, has been built in Gavle, Sweden. Only 10 of them have seen the new year; the rest have been torched, run over by cars, knocked over or otherwise destroyed by vandals.

This year, Gavle officials have taken extreme steps to ensure the goat will make it through the holidays, including dousing it with flame retardant, hiring guards and setting up a Webcam!