St. Mark's closes the office entirely between Christmas and New Year's. I like this arrangement as its like a week of free vacation. Although this year, it is more of a "working" vacation insomuch as I am renovating my basement.
This involves pulling up floor tiles, getting ready for carpet, painting the new sheetrock, etc. Its been a job, but it is nearing completion.
Just another day or two and we should be good to go.