From a purely business point of view, it might be a harder sell, especially if clubs who have voluntarily stopped trading for nearly three weeks return to bad weather which forces games to be postponed.
But no one can control – or even accurately predict – the weather. So let's just hope all the games are on when the SPL returns on January 19.
There has been so much football in the first half of the season that the fans, never mind the players, need a break from it.
The hope will be that, with a few weeks without any SPL games, supporters will have their appetites whetted and will come out in greater numbers again.
Ideally, managers would be able to give their players a week off, then take them away to a warm weather training camp. But it seems that only Celtic have the resources to do this.
They are definitely the club who will benefit most from the break as they have played most games – including 10 tough Champions League ties.
But for everyone, provided they can get back playing and return to taking in money as soon as the break is over, it has to be worthwhile exercise.