oddly enough on that note what most catholics consider christmas is actually more like july 23.and further more they arent celebrating christ they're celebrating the sun.:) so technically by celebrating xmas all catholics are breaking the commandment of though shalt not have any god before me.bet ya didnt know that.
as for yule it is awesome! the parties are insane. i went to one and we had all kinds of alchy,food,dancing and once we were all nice and fit shaced we did some fun ritual work.woo.also whats more fun the drinking 2 gallons or more of mead,melomell(mead with fruit),jungle juice then raving?not alot i can tell ya.