Yuletide carols. Yule singing. Yule log. Yule goat. Yule boar.
Yule or yuletide is a pagan Germanic winter festival later absorbed into the Christian festival of Christmas. It was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian calendar (Julian calendar) was adopted.
95% of German families will snuggle up and watch TV on Christmas Eve and Day, and TV has actually been compared to the hearth (Feuerstelle) of the olden days. So I propose a new word: Yule TV!
This yule log video was looped on TV in the NY-metro area on Christmas Eve and morning throughout the 1980s.