A lot of people are thrilled that Christmas Eve falls on a Monday. If you play your cards right you will have a five day weekend. And according to Bit.ly more people are taking time off this year.
In 2012, 38 percent of full-time employees say they will take Christmas Eve off, and 28 percent of workers say they plan to take New Year's Eve off.

The last time those holidays both fell on a Monday, in 2007, just 14 percent of respondents say they took off Christmas Eve and 16 percent say they took off New Year's Eve.

26 percent of companies plan to close the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. That's up from 18 percent in 2007.

Just 14 percent of workers say that they would have taken time off in that week of their own accord, down from 32 percent in 2007.