Do you have a fireplace?
We do have a fireplace...and a woodstove...and two generators... So we were in pretty good shape, didn't even need the fireplace! But no internet or cable for a few days. I actually got a ton of housework done that I've been ignoring for a long long time.
Had holidays once with relatives who live in Massachusetts. They've mentioned the weather conditions during winters.
Yes, the winter weather sucks. We got 4 inches of snow this morning...just enough to make driving a total pain in the ass!