Whether they're wrapping up this Friday or on Christmas Eve itself, many people are exuding a frantic energy as they try to "tidy loose ends" for 2013.
This means all those things that have been sitting on their list of "Things To Do in 2013" since January are now urgently being ticked off - no matter what!
It's as though people forget that it's pretty much guaranteed that there will be another year after this one (and let's face it, if there isn't we're screwed and it doesn't matter what was left undone on your list).
It's not as though we're starring in a reality television show that may or may not be renewed for another season, depending on how much is achieved during the last few episodes of the current season.
It's so easy to get caught up in all of this, but I'm trying to stay festive (thanks to a good helping of Christmas carols and Christmas-themed movies).
Last Sunday, some friends and I watched the Christmas Parade through Brisbane's Queen Street Mall, before catching the light show on Brisbane City Hall. Forget a few stray fairy lights and a winking Rudolph, the Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular is a 3D animated show that's pretty stunning.
The vibrant projections, complete with sound, show a fantasy toy factory; adding a magical quality not usually seen around this part of the city.
Here are some samples of what it looks like and I hope it helps you get festive!