iTunes Connect Unavailable December 23 - 28, 2009

No sooner did Apple get their new iPhone developer-centric RSS feed up and running than they're used it to announce that iTunes Connect will be unavailable December 23 - 28, 2009:

iTunes Connect, the tool you use to manage your applications and access your reports, will be unavailable from December 23 through December 28, 2009.

Access to iTunes Connect will resume December 29, 2009.

The post is called #holidays, so is this totalitarian Apple trying to force developers to relax a little and enjoy some down time? Or will the busy Cupertino elves be doing some re-working behind the scenes? We haven't heard any rumors of a new iTunes Connect, or new functionality for the New Year, but if Apple can keep chipping away at developer sore spots, it could make for a great 2010...