New Year Record: Swedish straw goat survives third Christmas in a row

New Year Record: Swedish straw goat survives third Christmas in a row

A famous giant yule goat that usually gets burned down by arsonists well before Christmas has survived its third consecutive holiday season for the first time in its 53-year history.

Gävle’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives as smaller sibling burns

Gävle’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives as smaller sibling burns

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season

‘It means so much’: Survival of straw Christmas goat celebrated like a World Cup win

‘It means so much’: Survival of straw Christmas goat celebrated like a World Cup win

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner

The five weirdest attacks on Sweden’s arson-prone yule goat
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The five weirdest attacks on Sweden’s arson-prone yule goat

Gävle goat a sitting duck

Gävle goat a sitting duck

Gävle goat’s little brother torched

Gävle goat’s little brother torched

Gävle goat survives to Christmas

Gävle goat survives to Christmas

Gävle goat succumbs to flames

Gävle goat succumbs to flames

Gävle Goat survives Christmas Eve

Gävle Goat survives Christmas Eve

Swedish town erects giant Christmas goat

Swedish town erects giant Christmas goat