Making sure no one's forgotten.......
December 21: Yule (Celtic, Pagan) Yule occurs on this day in the Northern Hemisphere; in the Southern Hemisphere, today is Litha.
December 22: Hanukkah (Jewish) An eight-day festival commemorating the recapture of the Temple of Jerusalem from Syrian Greeks in 165 BCE. When the temple was restored and cleansed, only one day’s supply of oil was found for the daily lighting of the menorah (a ritual candelabra). This small supply lasted eight days, and today an eight-branched menorah is lit to remind Jews of the miracle. Begins at sundown the previous day.
December 25: Christmas (Christian) Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and is one of the most joyous days of the Christian year. For many Christians the celebration begins the evening before, on Christmas Eve.