So I am pretty drunk at the moment, but I suppose that shouldn't keep me from writing something worthwhile.
So, the time between Christmas (the slightly belated celebration of the solstice) and New Year's eve (the somewhat even more belated celebration of the solstice), is a bit of a dead period for most people. Either you are at work whilst everything else is dead, or you're with family and friends or on vacation waiting for the new year.
Wouldn't it be better to simply celebrate Saturnalia (the roman holiday the catholic church replaced with Christmas)? Not that I am a pagan mind you. I just seems to make sense to me to measure the seasons from the longest day, the shortest day, and the two equinoxes.