But, we celebrate each other's holidays.
On the night of the 21st my mom, brother and I will keep a fire going throughout the night. Well, ok, it'll technically be mostly Tall One keeping the fire going, since he's just a natural with it...and even though dad won't stay up overnight, he'll probably spend a little bit of time with us by the fire.
On the 25th, we'll all open Christmas presents. We'll all sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and eat his birthday cake. (Even though he was probably born in the spring.) We'll also watch A Muppet's Christmas Carol if not on Christmas then around that time.
In common to both celebrations is the tree. I call it a Christyule tree, since it's for both Christmas and Yule. Hey, why not? Simply calling it "the holiday tree" feels a little too politically correct for a tree in someone's own home, and I can't call it a "Yule tree" without excluding Christmas and vice versa. Hence, Christyule. :) It's a word I made up a year or so ago.
I like being part of an interfaith family. It means double the fun in the winter, since I get to celebrate two holidays! And eat a birthday cake that I don't have to share with the birthday boy. Yum.
Last, I would like to leave you with the following song from A Muppet's Christmas Carol. I think that the line "Wherever you find love it feels like Christmas" could be traded for "Wherever you find love it feels like Yule-time" if you wanted. :)