If you have a large house then you need to make sure that it is properly insulated for the winter. If you have high ceilings then you want to add attic or rooftop insulation to limit the loss of heat rising.
Winter wonderland fantasy. For some reason this kind of reminds me of the house in "Rachel Getting Married", one of the most annoying movies I've ever seen in my life (dishwasher race scene, shaky nausea-inducing camera work - UGH!).