Christmas really interferes with the beginning of ski season. At a time when we should be building up the wax in our ski bases and getting the kinks out of our form with our first forays on real snow we have to keep taking a break for shopping, parties and family gatherings.
Families in which everyone skis have an advantage, because everyone probably wants to ski. It becomes the group activity. But not everyone skis. In the wider world skiers have to get along with non-skiers and observe the social rituals.
Okay, fine. Ho ho ho.