Merry Solstice, and may the gift of God bring light into your darkest days. May your Yuletide celebrations be bright, and harbingers of the joy to come.
Our holiday celebrations all have roots in the idea that there is hope, that the best thing to do when things get black is to make light. While I care little if others celebrate like I do, I do think it is a time that ought to be enlivened with joy, fellowship, and warmth.
Whether you are enjoying the rebirth of the sun, or the birth of the Son, you should rejoice in the hope that each bring. Light, conquering the darkness, and the bringing in of something new for the world are embodied by each. I will celebrate both, and I hope you do too.