noun, often capitalized
\ˈyül \

Definition of yule 

: the feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ : christmas

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That invitation included the offer to decorate the synagogue for the Christmas season with a yule tree. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Two faiths come together for the holidays," 24 Dec. 2017 This is another great seasonal value, plus, yule be helping out the Anna Crawford Children’s Center. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Light up the night," 14 Dec. 2017 Sure, your guests might be scratching their heads over the three layer pie/cake in front of them but all question marks will vanish with one bite of the toffee pecan pie, eggnog cheesecake and chocolate caramel yule log layer dessert. Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Pie-Log-En is the Dessert World's Latest Greatest Mash-Up," 10 Dec. 2015

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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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