I wouldn't really know, because out here in California we're experiencing what we like to call "January," which means light sweater weather. Only this time there really isn't any rain and I'm pretty sure if we don't get any rain soon, the state will collectively, willingly, join together and do a little rain dance. We're that desperate.
Anyway, I have experienced snowy, frigid winters in the past, so I can commiserate with those of you who have bruises all over your butt cheeks from slipping down the icy sidewalks every day.
If memory serves me correctly, the end of January is the worst. No fun holidays to look forward to, it's pitch black when you leave for work, and somehow even darker outside when you leave the office at the end of the day. Your bones are never quite not frozen, you haven't had the energy to shave for weeks, and sometimes you break into fits of crying for no reason at all...or, eh-hem, maybe that last part is just me.
Winter is weird like that.
I would cope with the winter blues in those days by compiling all the fun music I could come up with and playing it on full blast, repeat, dancing through the streets status. This gave me just enough energy to make it through to March, when the sun stops being stubborn and comes out to play.
This is just a little tidbit of the songs that fill me with the urge to dance, or at least laugh:
Short People - Randy Newman
Time to Pretend - MGMT
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
Home - Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
Into the Wild - LP
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta - Geto Boys
Dog Days are Over - Florence + The Machine
Alors on Dance - Stromae
Do You Wanna Touch Me - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Paper Planes - M.I.A.