Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of Yuletide. Christmas or the Christmas season.
  • noun A common name for the flower Camellia sasanqua native to Japan and nearby islands.

Etymologies

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Yule (“Christmas”) +‎ -tide (“period around a festival”)

Examples

  • The traditions of xmas as we know it are based on the pagan celebration of winter called 'yule' - hence the word yuletide in some carol i can't remember.

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  • In the Christian calendar, the period of preparation for the birth of Christ is called Advent, deriving from the Latin advenire ` to come toward. 'the word yuletide, as a synonym for the Christmas season, dates back to a heathen and then Christian period of feasting about the time of the winter solstice (December

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  • Let's have it righ: if you want to talk about image then in comparison with many of his fellow professional he's a model professional: he doesn't sleep with prostitutes while his girlfriend is pregnant, he doesn't use the word faggot to describe homosexuals; he doesn't have affairs with team mates girlfriends; he doesn't organise christmas parties that can only be described as a yuletide brothel.

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  • If you're curious to see what I asked for, just click on the "yuletide" tag and you'll see my letter come up.

    OMG Yuletide Madness

  • Hitler eliminated Christian Holidays in the schools first by calling Christmas "yuletide"; most American Public schools now call Christmas a "winter break", and forbid the use of the word Christmas.

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  • Hitler eliminated Christian Holidays in the schools first by calling Christmas "yuletide"; most American Public schools now call Christmas a "winter break", and forbid the use of the word Christmas.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Hitler eliminated Christian Holidays in the schools first by calling Christmas "yuletide"; most American Public schools now call Christmas a "winter break", and forbid the use of the word Christmas.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Hitler eliminated Christian Holidays in the schools first by calling Christmas "yuletide"; most American Public schools now call Christmas a "winter break", and forbid the use of the word Christmas.

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  • How does one obtain tickets to this yuletide bonanza?

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  • This yuletide treat attracts up to 180,000 visitors annually.

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