After I hit solstice, I am good through Christmas Eve, the other important holiday. Forget Christmas, it's the evening before that signifies. Many memories of good times and poignant times spent with friends, and of course Mr. Scrooge. My tradition is to always connect with A Christmas Carol, because that's what the season is all about.
As one of those friends with whom I spent many Christmas Eves, I raise a toast to you, Lia, to walk with us either for Solstice or Christmas eve (yes, it was moved), when the departed return to earth to spend the long night with friends and kin, according to the Northern traditions.