At 5:11 AM CST the winter solstice occurs marking the longest night of the year. If everyone has been good, the days start getting longer tomorrow. Locally, the sun will rise at 6:39AM and set at 4:49PM for a total of 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight, but tomorrow will be a whole 2 seconds longer.
This also marks HogWatch, so don’t forget to put out the turnips.
Oh, yes, you may have trouble reading this because the Mayan calendar ran out and some people think that means the Apocalypse, but the actual Mayans, who are still around, think it means that you go back to page 1 on their calendar and start again, as in “Happy New Year!” and epoch.