I just love the campus in the weeks before Christmas. It's very quiet. The few students who haven't already left are mostly sunbathing on the lawns. The lines at the coffee places are short. Some of my colleagues are in Pre-Christmas mood already, so they come in late and leave early, which makes the whole building pretty quiet as well. A good time to round up stuff, get my head around all the paper ideas, that are on my list since forever and enjoy reading papers in the sun. Love it!