How Do You Celebrate Yule?

It is almost time for Yule. Do you have any special celebratory plans? Do you do nine days or twelve? Do you get along well with your Christian family and friends as they celebrate Christmas?

I like to go a little light on the food on the night of the solstice. I will have a small amount of cheese, sausage, and an apple. I take the time to think about the previous year and the one just around the corner. Those with me will sit around by candle light and chat. We will tell the Sagas and few yarns of our own.

We like to give little gifts each night. There are those who can't wait till night time; they get up a little earlier to see what they got. The gifts tend to be small, inexpensive things. The idea is to show that you thought about the person and an appropriate gift. One or two really nice gifts get mixed in to add to the sense of surprise.

By the time the last night comes around, everyone is ready for the party. There is plenty of food and everyone is in a good mood.

I hope you have a good Yule!