Candles, a crackling fireplace, a mug full of a warm libation, wool socks; in the gray of winter, there's no more fitting social custom than hygge.
A Danish term that is difficult to define with a one-word translation, hygge is a cozy sense of being. It's the warm glow that comes from food and friends; the feeling you have after you return from a winter hike in the snow and wrap your hands around a hot drink.
What Is Hygge, and How Do You Pronounce It? — How To Hygge