Yes. It’s December.
The nights are dark, except for the strange & colouful phenomenon up in the sky, that is Australian wildfires caused by climate change.
People go happily shopping for Christmas stuff. Tramful of passengers spontaneously bursts into singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. Strangers greet & hug smilingly at the market square.
The most anticipated event of the history is a vaccine, rather than the second coming of the Beatles.
Oh well, December is still December: ELF PARTICLE.