alot of people will not want workers around their homes for the holidays. We are going to have our cabinets redone and some other home improvments but we are waiting til the holidays are done. We are just to busy right now to let someone toss a wrench in there. Try asking for a very small schedual deposit or offer an incentive to prebook now. If you inform them they may need to wait several months when every one calls quickly after the holiday they might be willing to lay out a 200 dollar booking deposit and then place them on your calandar. Contact them a week before to obtain deposit and your in like flynn.