Quick...when you think of winter, what do you think of? Snow? A fireplace? Hot chocolate? A Christmas tree?
Or do you think of a small town, where everyone knows everyone else, a community that cares, and the warmth of a smile? Most of them seem to be in the mountains, too, for some odd reason.
Have you ever noticed how all these winter stories (movies, books, etc) all seem to involve a small town community that cares? Why is it those same communities aren't as highlighted in the summertime? Then, the stories are more about the beach, hanging out poolside, and traveling.
If you want to write something different for a winter tale, consider the setting for summer and make it snow. That'd be a different winter's first light.
Have a great day!