The giant goat, made of straw, weighs over 3 tons and is over forty feet tall. But that didn't stop local vandals in the Swedish town of Gavle from setting it on fire once again.
The goat is a Scandinavian symbol of Christmas that predates Santa Claus. Since 1966, when the goat was first erected, it has been burned down by vandals more often than it isn't.
At this time of year, the residents of Gävle, Sweden have one big question on their minds: Will the goat burn?
Yes. Yes, it did.
Update: Here's video a commenter found of last year's goat burning. It it magical.