I have two words for you: Mercury retrograde. Yes, on Monday, just in time for the big Christmas get-away, this planet heads into reverse mode creating log-jams of one sort or another. You can get around this syndrome by leaving early for journeys and having back-up plans should things not work out quite as you hope. Parcels you are expecting may not turn up in time, so on-line purchases should be avoided, and there could be no-shows at Christmas gatherings. However, all this said and done, there is plenty of good cheer being issued by the planets so should plans have to change you will find the alternatives could work out even better.