Kuromaku wishes you all (except the most vicious Talmudic readers) merry Yule-tide!
Anyway, it occurred to me that in a way I agree with many jews who don’t like to use the word ‘Christmas‘ though not for the same reasons as I don’t hate the mythical figure known as Jesus Christ with passion like they do. I just think it would be better to go back to our ancient pagan traditions which formed around celebrating the fact that around December 24 days are once again growing longer after the darkest days of the year (which tends to ease the depression those dark days would otherwise easily provoke).
For my international readers, it might also be noteworthy to point out that in Nordic countries the common names for Yule have no reference to Christ: Joulu (in Finnish), Jul (in Swedish and Norwegian) and Jõul (in Estonian). In a new era the same will hopefully be true in the Anglo-Saxon world. Let them celebrate Yule-tide, the victory of light over darkness, not some hoax birth of a Savior!