I expect simple behaviours here. Friendship, and love. Any advice should be from the perspective of the person asking, not the person giving! We have had to make new membership moderated to combat the huge number of spammers who register
As Timmy says, before Christmas became so commercialised that the shopping season starts when the kids go back to school in September, the festive season was from Christmas Day (or Christmas Eve in some places) through to Epiphany Eve on Jan 5th - the twelve days. Epiphany being a more sober church feast celebrating the revalation of Christ to the Gentiles in the personification of the Magi, Twelfth Night became the culmination of the revelries of the Christmas period and was associated with the Lords of Misrule. For a rudimentary explanation of this see my story 'Trapped' (unashamed plug).
And as I was thinking of this reply to Teddy, it crossed my mind that the Electoral College vote tally in Congress was to take place on Twelfth Night with its scope for mischief making. But I miscalculated: I believe the tally is on 6th Jan. I expect mischief making none the less.