There is so much opportunity for last-minuteness around the holidays. Sending cards. Buying gifts. Figuring out how to spend New Year’s eve. It really lets the Avoider in us flex our muscles.
Thing is, given the nature of the calendar, we can only put off holiday tasks for so long. On occasion we might be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but usually, the procrastination shows (gift cards instead of gifts, for instance) and disappointment ensues.