I'm not a Druid or pagan nor am I a large cruise ship although I'd like to be on one in the next month or so celebrating my 35th wedding anniversary.
I bring attention to Winter Solstice which, this year, falls between sunset yesterday Monday, 12/21 and sunset today, Tuesday 12/22; the shortest day of the year. This means we may all look forward to ever lengthening days, hopefully more sunlight and less SAD.
As an ad manager at a small tv station in a resort area, I welcome the shift. I hope it brings, to my little town, a strong Winter blanket of continual snow, with sparkling sunny skiable days and happy skiiers, snowboarders, XC folk and shoppers. That will make my job ever so much easier.