Noel [ noh-el for 1, 2; noh-uh l, nohl for 3 ]
1. the Christmas season; yuletide.
2. (lowercase) a Christmas song or carol.
3. a male given name.
Origin: 1805–15; < French ≪ Latin nātālis (diēs) birthday; see natal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOEL
Noel Canning comes out of the dysfunction surrounding appointments to the five-member NLRB.
DEREGULATORS LOST AT THE SUPREME COURT WHEN IT COMES TO BLOCKING PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES|AZIZ HAQ|JUNE 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Grossman recruited Noel Stookey instead, who henceforth went by his middle name Paul.
FACT VS. FICTION IN ‘INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS’: THE REAL STORY OF FOLK IS FAR LESS DEJECTED THAN THE MOVIE|JIMMY SO|DECEMBER 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the real reason for the outcry to the joke was contained in the article written by Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters.
THE TEA PARTY’S WAR ON COMEDY|DEAN OBEIDALLAH|OCTOBER 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the early 2000s, Dutschke joined a Tupelo studio called Kinetic Kick owned by Noel McMichael.
RICIN SUSPECT J. EVERETT DUTSCHKE ARRESTED|WINSTON ROSS|APRIL 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rest is filler, which means you have to listen to “The First Noel” and “The Christmas Song” a lot more than you might like.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUCKS (MOSTLY), BUT HERE’S A PLAYLIST OF HOLIDAY GEMS|MALCOLM JONES|DECEMBER 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They did not speak of Noel as a rule, but one evening she expressed her views roundly.
SAINT'S PROGRESS|JOHN GALSWORTHY
That startling consideration terrified Noel Vanstone into instant submission.
NO NAME|WILKIE COLLINS
The entrance of the maid with the tea-tray interrupted this amorous duet, of which Noel had experienced more than one repetition.
THE WIDOW LEROUGE|EMILE GABORIAU
Noel had got brown-paper boots too, and a Turkish towel cloak.
THE WOULDBEGOODS|E. NESBIT
Noel would go in, and we saw where Gordon was buried—at least the monument.
THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS|E. NESBIT
Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.