I've already mentioned that casinos like to offer a few freebies at Christmas Time, but that doesn't guarantee a winning session. You'll still have to play your best, regardless of whether you play before the 25th or sneak out as soon a grandma's apple pie is gone and the twins have their presents open and are in a state of playful bliss, unaware that you have left the room. My only advice is to get the presents under the tree before you go wild playing the slots.
If you win, you'll probably be pretty happy, but if you still need a little a boost you might take a look at D. A Cancilla's latest book, Lose Your Shirt: Blackjack. While reading the passages in this smart, irreverent book, you'll no doubt realize that the author himself may have had a little too much Christmas beer, I mean cheer, as his advice isn't always perfect, just witty.
Of course the holiday season is supposed to be fun, full of merriment and gifts like day-glow orange socks that you pawn off on your poor, unsuspecting uncle. And don't forget those crazy pictures from Christmas past! Make sure this year you get least 94 photos of those socks, the mounds of leftover wrapping paper, and the dog suspiciously eying the now accessible Christmas tree.
If Santa has slipped a few casino chips in your stocking, have a great outing, play your favorite games with vim and vigor and the reckless abandon of knowing that the new year is very close. And keep in mind what author D. A. Cancilla says: Even at Christmas, picture taking is a no-no in the casino. The only exception to this rule would be if someone at the table is really being a moron. Under those conditions, you should take a bunch of pictures and/or videos of him or her (but probably him) with your phone's camera for the benefit of Facebook and YouTube. Happy Holidays!