Yule Correspondences include dates, food, colors, meanings, and decorations. Yuletide celebrations that most associate with Christmas originate from the Ancient Sabbat Yule. Yule or the Winter Solstice occurs on December 20th through December 23rd depending on the year. Marking the first official day of Winter and the longest night of the year, Yule was celebrated with the burning of the Yule log. Yule decorating ideas incorporate evergreens and pine trees. Yule recipes include apple, citrus, and nuts. Many ancients consider this day the birth of the Sun.