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Archaic term for Christmas. The name comes from Old English gēol(a) ‘Christmas Day’; compare with Old Norse jól, originally applied to a heathen festival lasting twelve days, later to Christmas.

Yule log a large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve.

Yuletide the time of Yule, Christmas.

See also a green Yule makes a fat churchyard.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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