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).