after much credit card juggling I finally now have enough points to get us to either Japan or USA next summer. Ideally I'd like to go over a week before Xmas and stay a month or so. I've been checking every day for rewards flights and there's none available, apart from flights via London or Qatar which cost 3 times the points. Am I dreaming to think they will release rewards flights around Xmas? Am I better off using the points as upgrades instead? Any hints on how to snag reward points in December?