I'm sure it seems crazy to be talking about December paydays now, but I foresee the potential for lots of stress and frustration. The best way to avoid that is to know what's going to happen, and to start planning now. The end of December can be financially challenging to many folks, and the way that the paydays fall isn't going to help.
The December mid-month payday falls on Friday, 14 December 2012. The December end-of-month payday is on Monday, 31 December 2012. There are three weekends in that 17 day period, two before Christmas and one after Christmas. I'd hate for anyone to come up short because they didn't know that there were going to be more than two weeks between those paydays.
Starting with this September end-of-month payday, there are six more paydays before Christmas. Are you preparing for those costs? A little planning now will help avoid any pay drama come the holiday season, and will help to ensure a pleasant enjoyable time for all.