PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World A tribute to Sweden’s gigantic Christmas goat, killed by fire Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/688477/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The town of Gävle constructs a gigantic straw goat each year for Christmas. It costs the town nearly $250,000 to build. And each year, someone lights it on fire.