The Christmas festival typical of Christian folklore is a festival that combines Mithtraic symbolism (the birth of the sun) with a whole series of pagan symbols, such as mistletoe or the Christmas tree typical of the various forms of Germanpaganism.
However, some reports report that in the Germanic area between about 300 dc and 1100 dc a feast quite similar to Christmas was celebrated in its meanings :Yule also known as Geola.
Although modern enthusiasts would like to identify in Yule the pagan roots of Christmas the historical evidence might suggest instead a completely new thesis: Yule is the most primitive form of modern (vulgar) Christmas!
A primitive form where elements of pagan culture were introduced into the Christian nativity to more easily convert the Germanic pagans, Germans who instead celebrated the longest night of the year known as “Modra Nacth” – “the night of the Mothers” (festival similar to that of Saint Lucia)…
(while the birth of the sun was celebrated in February when the days visibly begin to lengthen)
Yule Christian origins
Yule appears in the wheel of the neopagan year on the day of the winter solstice on December 21, although representing a minor sabbath is often celebrated with extreme joy because in many coven wikkan would celebrate the birth of the sun “the god/male principle” by the mother/sister/consort.
This sabbath would represent in chronological line the first sabbath on the wheel marking in fact the birth of the new calendar year as opposed to samhain in which the death of the sun is identified.