Burn a bayberry candle at the close of the year, and you'll have good luck in the next. As the saying goes, "A bayberry candle burned to the socket brings food to thelarder and gold to the pocket." Opinions differ on the optimal evening to light the wick - some say Christmas Eve, others say New Year's Eve. But with the fiscal cliff fast approaching and the Mayan End of Times looming, it hardly seems prudent to wait much longer. The winter solstice is as good an excuse as any for a candle-lit dinner.