December 21 this year is only a Tuesday, a few days before Christmas, but it is also the Winter Solstice, a very interesting astronomical event. It is the shortest day of the year, but since thereafter everyday is a minute longer, it is nature’s actual New Years Day.
Also don’t forget the Twelve Days of Christmas. Last year I attempted to re-instate all twelve days, but everyone else lost interest after the main Christmas Day.
Lights and colors are very good for the mood and we should discuss what happens when our 10-foot mast is draped with strings of lights.