The season of Yule.
Yule (“Christmas”) + -tide (“period around a festival”)
- (dated) The period of celebration of a pre-Christian festival associated with the (northern) winter solstice, later absorbed into the festival of Christmas.
- (dated) Christmas season, the period around Christmas, Christmastime.
- (Australia, regional) The period of southern winter, sometimes celebrated in the colder, snowy regions of Australia with allusions to Christmas and snow, originally a marketing gimmick.
Variant of yuletide