You can afford to have high hopes for the holidays. The cosmos is behind you, so the only bruises are going to be self-inflicted. That having been said, with Mercury performing a reverse-thrust on Monday, travel and communications are going to produce their share of little problems, and it will be essential to follow through on messages. Also, regardless how pressed for time you may be ensure that you have back-up and guarantees in place, whether you’re making a last moment purchase or heading out of town. One last tip: respond to your instincts – get in touch with that person, deliver that message before the 24th. You will be making someone else’s Christmas.