Tag Archives: Yuletide Folklore

Holiday Folklore: The Yule Cat

THE YULE CAT The oldest written sources on the Yule Cat are from the Nineteenth Century. These refer to the fact that those who do not get a new item of clothing for Yule are destined to become offerings for … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads The Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: j√≥lasveinarnir or j√≥lasveinar) are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. The Yule Lads were … Continue reading

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Holiday Reads: The Old Magic of Christmas

The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions For The Darkest Days of The Year by Linda Raedisch Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. … Continue reading

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