Quoted from an email originally sent to: Cody
The author writes:
Since this is a holiday themed strip, I would suggest skipping over it until the holiday season comes when you get the full experience out of it. Or you could just read it now and not have to wait as there's a ton of character building here that's necessary in order for the rest of the coming story arc to make sense. Either wait to read so as to be in suspense, or just read it now and get it over with already. It's all up to you.