I've mentioned candlelight - I love candles at any time of year, but especially now. They reconcile me to the darker nights and the coming of winter.
An hour or so of an evening in just the light from candles and the fire, with music and a glass of something is easy to do and so relaxing. Late at night, a hot deep bath by candlelight, cold air and the cries of owls coming in the window..
Have you thought what your ideal home would be like?