noun, often capitalized
\ ˈyül How to pronounce yule (audio) \

Definition of yule

: the feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ : christmas

Examples of yule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, families can be found sifting through colored ornaments and decorative lights at LuLu beside a pyramid of Italian panettone fruitcakes and Cadbury chocolate yule logs. Donna Abdulaziz, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2021 December has landed, and everything is immediately more yule; each day is somehow cinnamon-y and oven baked and powdered with sugar. Raven Smith, Vogue, 1 Dec. 2021 Elevate the status of your annual holiday cookies or special yule tidings by delivering them in one of these elegant holiday gift boxes. Sarah Lemire, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Oct. 2021 The Christmas menu features tamales by the Tamale Company, Rosewood Ranch smoked Wagyu prime rib roast, maple Sriracha Brussels sprouts, jalapeño cornbread, cookie platters and mocha bûche de Noël yule log. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 14 Dec. 2020 Sides include garlic mashed potatoes and green beans with pearl onions, and dessert is one of four yule logs or one of four cakes, all beautiful ($125, serves six). Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 7 Dec. 2020 There will even be a Hanukkah yule log, complete with music. Sandi Dolbee Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2020 The January full moon is also known as ice moon, snow moon and moon after yule. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2020 For at least the first few minutes, the yule fire footage also introduces fans to a furry new member of the Fraser family: a small gray kitten named Adso. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 10 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of yule

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yule

Middle English yol, from Old English geōl; akin to Old Norse jōl, a pagan midwinter festival

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“Yule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yule. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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