HuskyPup - 11:30 am on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm thinking a lot of people may be taking some extra time.
I haven't been to the US at Xmas since the mid 90s and many there (Phoenix) were surprised at just how much time Europeans had off at Xmas and New Year.
Has it changed that much?
FWIW in Europe many only took a week and went back on the 2nd with the others on the 7th unless one's a nutty webmaster, that's me, and didn't stop at all:-)