When youre writing out the holiday shopping list, maybe its time to put your name on it and a home as the gift. If youve been considering buying a home, here are a few reasons why shopping for one during the holiday season can benefit you.Yes, it may involve you really prioritizing your time; the holiday season is a busy time. But if you can make time to house-hunt and you have already been pre-approved so you know how much home you can afford, then this could be a very good experience. And it may lead you to a new home in time for Christmas!Like many businesses, the holiday season can cause things to slow way down. Thats often the case for real estate. However, that doesnt mean you wont find eager sellers hoping youll make an offer on their homes. Even though there are parties, kids social activities and end-of-the-year work commitments, real estate sellers are still ready to let you step inside their homes to see if youll find one is a good fit.