My mother and sister took down all the indoor Christmas decorations today. I have to say, it's left the house feeling a lot gloomier. You don't realize how nice it is to have lights and bright colors in the house this time of year, when the days are short and the nights dark, until you take them away. Those pagans knew what they were doing when they started decorating for the winter solstice.
Anyway, the Christmas cheer is gone now. Let the Seasonal Affective Disorder begin!