Winter is here! During December, January, and February, the northern hemisphere blankets with snow, temperatures drop significantly, and the holidays take over. In the United States, people continue working and studying. Schools take a two to three break week to celebrate the new year. Traditionally, in the United States, December is the holiday season, observing Christmas and other celebrations as Hannukah and Kwanza. December also marks the last month of the Gregorian calendar. People celebrate the new year On December 31st with parties and delicious dinners. In the United States, December is known as the high buying season. People celebrating religious holidays give gifts to their loved ones to express their appreciation and good wishes for the upcoming year.