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Yule Swain

(The). A kind of Santa Klaus among the Lapps. He is eleven feet high, and rides on a goat. He appears on St. Thomas's Day, and continues his visits till Christmas Eve; but where he comes from and whither he goes nobody has the least idea.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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