We celebrate Carolstice every December 26th. Beginning this day, there will be fewer and fewer Christmas carols every day. The dark days of saccharine pretense and treacly nostalgia and semi-enforced religious observance are over; the warm dawn of a full range of genuine human emotion awaits us. The Christmas season has been long, and grows longer every year, but as always we shall emerge into the light! Hallelujah.