This is probably partly due to the exuberance that Adobe has for the holiday -- 2 or 3 org parties and a couple of "give during the holidays" charity event. It's also probably due to the standard required set of holiday concerts, recitals, church parties and other activities. While the latter can be quite fun (or terribly boring, depending on the activity), the former is just impressive. I was even able to convince my wife to go to the company '80's-themed party--mostly because we haven't had a real company party in many years.
Unfortunately, even with all the holiday activities, I still tasks to do and deadlines to meet. While this can be stressful, it's also exciting. So, at least for now, fire up those afterburners.