I think holiday traditions are nice. My grandma likes to bake rum spice cake and talk crap about Protestants*.
From the AP:
Vandals set light to a giant straw goat Saturday night in a central Swedish town, police said — an event that has happened so frequently it has almost become a Christmas tradition.
It was the 22nd time that the goat had gone up in smoke since merchants in Gavle, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Stockholm, began erecting it to mark the holiday season.
Police spokeswoman Margareta Olander said officers received a call just after 9 p.m. to report that the goat was ablaze.
"In just a couple of minutes only a sooty wooden skeleton remained," she said. There were no immediate suspects, but Olander said that one of two men seen running from the scene was wearing a Father Christmas mask.
*Not actually true, used for humorous effect only.