My mind intentionally likes to play narrative tricks on itself. Already I've noticed the creeping extra daylight since the winter solstice that we are warming up the great white north, when I full well know that the worst 2 1/2 months are yet to be experienced at our longitude and latitude. Some years we go through a whole month without breaking the freezing point.
Many beliefs are manifested at earth solstices and equinoxes, with lots of associated beliefs and narratives since antiquity.
Me, I like Christmas lights, others see that and more.