We of the northern countries love that solstice light. When we don't have the hoped-for eight hours of sun to counter- balance the 16-hour night, we have to rely on Christmas tree lights and candles to brighten up the midwinter days.
This December has brought many hours of sunshine, for which I'm very grateful.
How's that for a view from the office window? There's even a skiff of snow marks the Christmas season.