Here's a fun question: If you've basically checked out of your relationship, is it better to dump the person NOW . . . or wait until the New Year? Here are a few reasons why it might be better to wait.
#1.) It's Depressing. Meaning, for YOU. Breaking up is always depressing. But can you imagine get-togethers and celebrating the holidays when you just walked out on someone you've been dating?
#2.) It Could Get Awkward. You might be invited to parties by mutual friends. You probably already have your holiday plans figured out, so bailing now would make things painful.
#3.) Having to Explain the Situation. It's going to be a pain to explain why your boyfriend or girlfriend isn't with you when you go to parties and family get-togethers.
#4.) It'll Make You Look Bad. Do you really want to be seen as the heartless person who broke up with their boyfriend or girlfriend during the holidays?
--But, on the other hand, it could be just as awkward doing the whole holiday thing KNOWING you're going to dump someone right afterwards.