Definitions for yuleyul
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Christmas, or the Christmas season.
Origin of yule:
bef. 900; ME yole, OE geōl(a), c. ON jōl orig., a pagan festival held near midwinter; akin to Go jiuleis
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noel(noun)
period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Yuletide, Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas.
A wintertime holiday celebrated by the pagan Scandinavian, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon peoples.
neo-pagan midwinter festival; a celebration of the winter solstice; one of the eight Sabbats celebrated in Wicca
Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24 and January 6).
Origin: geol, geola, from jehwlan. Old English (Anglian) had a native cognate of the word, recorded as giuli. In pre-Christian times this was the term for the two-month midwinter season (December and January).
christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the old name for the festival of Christmas, originally a heathen one, observed at the winter solstice in joyous recognition of the return northward of the sun at that period, being a relic in the N. of the old sun worship.