I feel the exact same way as you. Your comments really hit home especially where it all starts with Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I think the post Christmas blues carried over for me from my childhood. I used to get REALLY sad when we had to go back to school. And for some reason, I never liked New Years Eve because it was like sealing the end of the holidays. I mean, Christmas was only a week before that! To this day, New Years Eve still makes me a tad sad and I'd really just rather sleep through it. I guess I just never got into it even though I have many memories of staying up with my parents. And like you, I love summer and used to have a really hard time getting through January to March. I do have positive things to look forward to. Income Tax refunds, football playoffs, etc. I suggest having some extra taxes taken out just so you can expect a little gift and maybe get yourself something nice. Mind you, I'm a 39 year old male. I exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle which does help. Exercise has paid HUGE dividends in my mood. Once the Super Bowl is over though, I still have a tough time. Lucky for me, I have my work bonus in the month February and my daughters birthdays in March. So I do now have things to look forward to that has made it easier. I also love St. Patricks Day because to me that marks the end of winter. I recently found out that my dad is the exact same way. So you are not alone in the winter blues.