(This post was first run in 2013 when I was home to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving. The St. Charles Christmas Traditions had just begun and the weather wasn’t as grey and so very cold as it was on this most recent visit. This was one of my favorite photos from that trip and while I still have the same coat and scarf, alas, the hair has changed. Still as long but leaning more towards Santa’s color now – ho ho ho! Darn genetics)
Ran into this fellow and his adorably cuddly goat while in St. Charles, Missouri. Seems his name is Julenisse and he and his pet goat, Yuley, visit the children in Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden Denmark, and Finland. Yuley knocks on their doors with his horns three times and when they answer they are given a gift and a small paper basket of candy to hang on their Christmas trees.
Fancy meeting him in the midwest!