Goalscorer Eoin Doyle declared to PNE Player his delight that North End begin 2016 with three points.
Tony Andreu tried to put a stop to that, giving Rotherham the lead 10 minutes before the break, but a change in system at half-time became the catalyst in North End eventually clinching three points.
Doyle levelled proceedings by grabbing his second goal of the season just after the hour mark before an own goal from Jonson Clarke-Harris right at the death gave PNE the spoils just in the nick of time.
“It’s been a great Christmas for us,” said the Irishman to PNE PlayerHD this afternoon.
“But it’s great to come behind and get the three points and it gives us a great start to the year.
“We were a bit flat first half and we weren’t doing things we should have been doing, but we changed the system and it seemed to come off - We had a good few chances and we could have scored a few more.
“We’ve pulled away from that bottom three and are looking towards the top half of the table - you always want to beat the teams against the so-called bigger clubs, but when you’re doing it against teams that are around you, it makes the win even sweeter.”
To hear more from Eoin Doyle, head to PNE PlayerHD here.