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In the run-up to Christmas, we'll be adding all your Christmas folkie events to this section. Gigs, gift ideas, the lot!

What's the difference between Christmas and Yule?

What’s the difference between Yule and Christmas?

Yule and Christmas... there's a connection there, surely. So, what's the difference? Is one Christian and the other Pagan, or is there more to it than that? And why, when decking the halls with boughs of holly, are we encouraged to don gay apparel and "troll the ancient Yuletide carol"? Where does Yule end and Christmas begin?

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