December is the darkest time of year. Kaamos is the word for the period of darkness when the sun doesn't even rise above the horizon. We don't have it as bad as Lappland, where the sun doesn't rise at all for a few months. At worst, we had about 4h of daylight.
Sunlight is precious :)
But at least we have a warm and cozy house and pretty stars to enjoy :)
I would have wished for more northern lights, but was happy to see them even once :)