I am attaching a link to a really nice article from Ken Schmitt (President and Founder of TurningPoint Executive Search) on keeping the job search momentum up during the holidays.
I'd also add that many jobs seekers get distracted and/or depressed around the holidays, and may drop out, assuming that hiring will slow down or halt completely. I always encourage job seekers to stay in the game as many companies that operate on a calendar year have a "Use it of lose it" mentality.
This leaves HR professionals and hiring managers scrambling to hire talent by year end. Often, this means that some of the rigorous criteria companies have identified as an ideal are relaxed. When employers relax their often-stringent requirements, it enables them to instead focus on hiring those who possess the critical skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the job.
ALSO, since so many job seekers drop out, guess what? Your competition is typically far less than many other times of the year.
Bottom line? Hang in there! "To the victor belong the spoils!"
Here's the link to Ken's article: