Here's an easy mulled cider recipe when you get tired of hot chocolate!
Add a gallon of apple cider to your crockpot.
Add 2 apples and a handful of cloves (you can peel a strip off of the apples and stud them with the cloves.)
Throw in two cinnamon sticks, and let everything heat for about 3 hours.
Now you have a refreshing hot beverage to keep the winter blues away!