Yuletide definition – wiki dictionary
It invokes (creates ideas) of cheery log fires and happy people making merry and raising a glass – all the way to Christmas proper!
Obviously there are more dour days in the calendar e.g. Advent and the serious business of Christmas itself with Carols and services and the beautiful Christian Church stories of Jesus’ birth especially at school, but basically we ordinary parent-folk do like our making merry!!
If anyone has other celebration stories please add them in the comments – there is a calendar of all the different religions ‘special days’ on the Wollaton_nottm twitter from the ‘Chalice Well garden beautiful people’ in Glastonbury.
Have many happy olde english winter days and celebrations – lots of them!
Just don’t drink and drive.