If you live north of the equator and it is your cold time of year, is the earth farther from the sun than it is at other times?
If you live south of the equator and it is your warm time of year, is the earth closer to the sun than it is at other times?
Also spinning in the Universe this Christmas... Newly discovered planets
Learning about the Winter Solstice from The Guardian
watch the Earth, Moon, and Sun
The Solstice, what to look for...
A History of Celebrating the Winter Solstice
The Science of Christmas
When does it become Christmas?
The Days of Christmas
St. Stephen's Day
The Three Kings