Bids are out for December. I'm working on Christmas day, but I didn't have to.
I put a higher priority on having 3 day trips working Sunday thru Tuesday than being off Christmas day. If I had stuck with 4 day trips I could have easily been off Christmas day as pilots junior to me were given those lines.
I'm content with it. I think I've only been away from home one Christmas which happened my first year on the job.
Back then I was sent out of base for my initial training on the aircraft. I had an overnight in Indianapolis, Indiana. Yup very boring as everything was closed, it was snowy and...well I was away from home.
Since then I've always been at home. I think the 2nd Christmas at my airline I was on reserve on Christmas day but never used. The 3rd Christmas I was off as I took two months off to hang out with my daughter (FMLA).
Last year I held Christmas off no problem.
As is I think I can trade my trips around to still have Christmas off. If not I finish my trip on Christmas day so we can just have a late Christmas.
My line is only worth 72 hours so it's a very low value line. I will likely trade the trips anyway to get a few more hours.