On the one hand, it really gets you in the holiday mood. Seasonal pastries are being made, the bakery is cozy, and the joy and excitement on customers' faces when they see what you have made are infectious. You rush about the bakery trying to make deadlines, all the while feeling like one of Santa's elves.
On the other hand, you really do bake right through the holidays. If you get time off, it's only on the actual holiday. It's a small price to pay, though, for all the fun you have with the other bakers and pastry chefs in a commercial kitchen.
Whatever you are doing, don't forget to stop and enjoy this holiday season. Find joy in whatever you do. And HAVE FUN!
If you are interested in being a baker, here's an interview with another guy who thinks it's really fun, too.