21 Dec Winter Solstice:Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.
Yule Log: A traditional French bûche de Noël always looks just the right side of cutely enchanting, and there is nothing hard to like about its tender, melting chocolatiness. But I warm to it most of all for the rich pagan symbolism: it is no less than a cake-emulation of the log that the Norsemen would drag home through the streets to burn in celebration of the winter solstice and to honour the gods and hope, thus, to cajole from them a good year to come.
Yule - 22 December - Winter Solstice - Pagan - The tradition from which Christians borrowed the Yule log and Christmas tree (as opposed to palm fronds, which were used in earlier times for similar purpose) is still celebrated in some countries, and is growing in popularity in the US.