there will be sunshine again soon!
In the Northern Hemisphere it's December 21st, the day that has the least sunlight out of the entire year. After the solstice, days begin to get longer!
It is traditionally germanic pagan in origin
the 12 days of yule was Christianized into the 12 days of christmas
Here at TTA we'll be taking a long winter's nap for a bit, and we hope you get to do the same!