Ah, that box we all think within is ever constricting. Just consider how we now look at accommodations, dining, and transportation - the big travel, housing, and entertainment topics. Never mind, pondering a rental of our lawn mower, bicycle or trench coat. They are all available for the right price.
Any type of travel during Christmas week is a drudge. We want to get from point A to B with as little hassle as possible (this actually holds for the rest of the year, as well). Perhaps, our moods are better, for we are visiting family and/or friends. But, there is a different pace out there and intensity around these holidays. Grant me patience to be gracious.