Today’s topic in the 40 Days Of Blogging exercise is “strange or little known Christmas traditions from around the world”.  I had seen this in advance and was wondering what to write about.  All I could come up with is the Christmas Pickle, which I had always thought of as one of the few German Christmas traditions that did not make it over here.  According to the wiki article I have been had .  It is funny, though, how things work out.  Today this story fell into my lap and I present it to you as the fulfillment of today’s topic.  You can read about it in the link, but the title should say it all as far as how it qualifies for this assignment: “Swedish Christmas Goat Burned Down for 27th Time”.  And there you have it…

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