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 for Yule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yule \Yule\ ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge['o]l; akin to
     ge['o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the
     name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth.
     jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.]
     Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our
     [1913 Webster]
           And at each pause they kiss; was never seen such rule
           In any place but here, at bonfire, or at Yule.
     [1913 Webster]
     Yule block, or Yule log, a large log of wood formerly put
        on the hearth on Christmas eve, as the foundation of the
        fire. It was brought in with much ceremony.
     Yule clog, the yule log. --Halliwell. W. Irving.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 [syn: Christmas,
           Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide,

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