There are two schools of thought on jailing defendants around the Christmas holidays, at least as far as I have noticed.
The first is that judges and prosecutors should cut defendants a little slack, give them the benefit of any doubt and send them home to be with their families if it remains within the appropriate punishment range to do so. Call it what you will, an application of positive reinforcement, the holiday spirit, whatever.
The second is that the defendant put himself in this position so doesn't deserve a break, and it's better to keep criminals off the streets at Christmas time to keep them from buggering up the holidays for the rest of us.
So think about it.
A little harder.
Okay, now you are the judge, what are you going to do? You have someone convicted of a non-violent, drug/theft type case who wants out on bond for the holidays. Legally you are justified in going either way, you could release him now, after Christmas, (or not at all).
Which philosophy would you follow?