I have always fished during Christmas, often spending two weeks at Clark's Hill during the school holidays when I was a teacher and school administrator. There were many good days of fishing and I figured out how to catch a variety of fish. Crappie were a main target. They were fat and healthy and winter was a good time for frying fresh fish as well as filling up the freezer. The patterns I fished may work for you where you fish.
Crappie Fishing At Christmas