course, now it’s time for the big one – Yule. You know,
celebrating with Yule logs, and holly, and mistletoe (not to
mention the stolen kisses!) . Singing those old Yule time carols.
Putting up the evergreen Yule tree and decorating it. Drinking
a lot of mead - or these days, spiced cider or spiked eggnog.
Giving presents. Lots of presents. The Sun [pause] of God being
born with the New Year. Gathering together and celebrating
with family and friends…did I mention drinking a lot?
Yule’s a GREAT Pagan holiday! Yes, my friends, the Puritans
were right – Yule (by any other name smelling as sweet)
is definitely NOT a Christian holiday.”
-We Want them Back! (A Pagan View of the Holidays), by Bluehawk, (http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usga&c=holidays&id=10378)
What about the Puritans?What did they think about Christmas?