We thought the same thing, so we looked at how the Christmas->New Year price and volume action were on the exchanges in 2013 and 2014.
This was of course the most epic pump we ever had after reaching $100. There was 10-fold increase in price as we skyrocketed above $1,000. So, let's look at the chart from Bitfinex for that time:
China we see the same from OKCoin:
Last year in Christmas was when bitcoin was a bit more mature, we had come down from the all-time-highs (ATHs) and were in a bear market. So note that when you see this chart from the holiday times last year:
OKCoin chart from last year shows similar:
So if the past couple years are any indication, there's money to be made trading on price movements over the holidays, even when it feels like the whole world is spending time away not working and with family.
The choice is clear: disregard your family this Christmas and focus on the charts, because you do not want to miss any opportunities in the bitcoin markets.