Because you might have to spend some time with your families in the not-so-distant future (the horror!) PlayStation has kindly discounted a huge number of co-op games. That might keep them distracted.
Discounts are as high as 65% for all users and 80% for PS Plus subscribers - which is a very nice deal indeed. Some of the titles are a little doddery at this stage but there are also some real classics - like RaymanLegends (which you can get for under 20 quid) and the madness of Borderlands 2 - for less than a fiver!
Bulletstorm is also discounted, as well as the marvelous Far Cry 3 and puzzling fun with Trine 2. In addition, PlayStation Us will give you $15 back in store credit when you spend $100 or more until December 2nd. There's a bit of confusion around that - you won't get the 15 quid back immediately but it will happen before December 15th. More here.
This was from the US store update so we'll have to wait and see if the same deals arrive in Europe today.