Why is Yule Also Called Christmas?

Photo by The Witches Sabbat

Most years the holiday season tends to sneak up on us — it seems we’ve just packed away the Halloween costumes when it’s time to start decking those damn halls.

In recent years, the end-of-year hustle and bustle includes people hotly debating the correctness of wishing each other a Merry Christmas as opposed to Happy Holidays or other more generic, less Christian-oriented names for the mid-winter…