So the mantra is "anytime anywhere" in the Distributed Learning world, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break once in a while. Over the Christmas break make sure you allow yourself a little time to reflect and re-charge, I know most of us DL staffers will, so I am hoping you will too. If for some crazy reason you want to keep working through the boxing sales and tacky Christmas sweater gatherings, your online courses will still be there for you as will all the video lessons. However, unless your instructor is also tired of hanging with the in-laws, they probably won't be checking up on your completed work. Enjoy the season and hope we all come back ready to take on 2014.