Here's a fun question:  If you've basically checked out of your relationship, is it better to dump the person NOW, or wait until the New Year?

Here are a few reasons why it might be better to wait.

1. It's Depressing.

Meaning, for YOU.  Breaking up is always depressing.  But can you imagine get-togethers and celebrating the holidays when you just walked out on someone you've been dating?

2. It Could Get Awkward.

You might be invited to parties by mutual friends.  You probably already have your holiday plans figured out, so bailing now would make things painful.

3. Having to Explain the Situation.

It's going to be a pain to explain why your boyfriend or girlfriend isn't with you when you go to parties and family get-togethers.

4. It'll Make You Look Bad.

Do you really want to be seen as the heartless person who broke up with their boyfriend or girlfriend during the holidays?

But, on the other hand, it could be just as awkward doing the whole holiday thing knowing you're going to dump someone right afterwards.

So which is better?  Gritting your teeth, faking it for two weeks, and then dropping the hammer?  Or, getting it out of the way, since It's going to hurt whether it's the holidays or not? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.