While your whittling the time away this holiday, why not do something to enrich you mind and imagination?
I just read a fantastic book: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. (Pi pronounced "pie," like the pastry, or 3.14). The story goes like this - Piscine Moritel Patel, or, Pi for short, is on a cargo ship to Canada with his family, and a good number of his father's zoo animals. The ship sinks. All that's left is a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, an orangutan, a 450 lbs. male Bengal tiger, and Pi, a skinny, 16-year old Indian boy.
This is the story of his 227 days at sea.
I'm probably making it sound stupid, but trust me - this is the best book I've read in a while.
Happy reading, and happy holidays!