Word of the Day: Yule

yule / yo͞ol


  1. an antiquated term for Christmas and the Christmas season

Here we have battle and blazing eyes,

And chance and honour and high surprise,

But our homes are under miraculous skies

Where the yule tale was begun.

from ‘The House of Christmas’ by G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936


It’s getting on to the Yule Tide

The one that comes every year

Where smiling eyes are all around

And hearts that count are here[.]

from ‘The Christmas Key’ by Thomas K. Hunt, ?-



  1. pertaining to Christmas

Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks.

Vera Nazarian, 1966-