FYI, there are several holidays that are happening at the same time this year.
Winter Solstice December 21
The winter solstice is the time when the Germanic festival Yule was celebrated... Many cultures celebrate or celebrated a holiday near (within a few days) the winter solstice; examples of these include Yalda, Cristimas...Hanukkah...Korochun, Kwanzaa and many more.Christmas Dececember 25Hanukkah December 26 -January 2
Kwanzaa December 26 -January 1
The New Year January 1 as observed on the Gregorian calender
You see it is Happy Holidays after all, and there are more holidays these are just a few.