1. Howard always only takes 2 weeks off for Winter vacation (with the exception of the Sirius launch in 2006). 2. Howard always returns the first day after the New Year's holiday. 3. But this year, the first day after the New Year's holiday is a Wednesday. 4. So, would Howard show up to work just to work 1 day of the week? 5. Or will Howard take 3 weeks off for vacation? 6. Or will Howard work next week, and take the week of Christmas and New Year's off?