Yuletide vs Kallikantzaros - What's the difference?

yuletide | kallikantzaros |


As a noun yuletide

is (dated) the period of celebration of a pre-christian festival associated with the (northern) winter solstice, later absorbed into the festival of christmas.

As a proper noun kallikantzaros is

in greek and cypriot culture, a traditional yuletide gift-bearing character, resembling a goblin.

yuletide

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Christmas or the Christmas season.
  • A common name for the flower native to Japan and nearby islands.
  • Synonyms

    * (Christmas season) Christmastide * (Camellia sasanqua) sasanqua

    kallikantzaros

    Proper noun

  • In Greek and Cypriot culture, a traditional Yuletide gift-bearing character, resembling a goblin.