Winter Solstice -  Yule
Monday, December 21, 2015 at  11:49 p.m., E.T.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year.  It was believed the Sun stood still in the sky...
…then, the next day, he continued on his way, and  the days began to lengthen!

Abstract #15
"Here comes the sun!
"Here comes the sun!
And I say, it's all right.”
George Harrison
The word Solstice evolved to Middle English, from Old French from Latin solstitium, from Latin (combination of sol, the sun, and stitium, to stand still.)  
The word Yule - [Old English geōla, originally a name of a pagan feast lasting 12 days; related to Old Norse jōl, Swedish jul, Gothic jiuleis]