NBC, (WILX) - Many potential democratic candidates have spent this holiday huddling with their families about a possible presidential run.
In some cases, they have even started to look for staffers.
"Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family," said Senator Kamala Harris, (D), California.
"During the holidays, I'm gonna sit down and take a lot of stock about what I want to do next," said Senator Cory Booker, (D), New Jersey.
"At the first of the year, it'll be a family decision," said former Vice President Joe Biden.
The new year will usher in what is likely to be a gigantic field of democratic challengers competing for staff, resources, and voters' attention.
"I am going to reflect on whether this is something that I should do," said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, (D), New York.
Bernie Sanders is wondering if he can capture lightning again.
"Based on my past, based on my ideas that, in fact, I am the candidate that can defeat Trump," said Senator Sanders, (D), Vermont.
A USA Today and Suffolk University poll finds 59% of democrats and independents surveyed said they would be "excited" about "someone entirely new."
At least six senators could run for the first time.
"You have to decide that you would be a good president, that you would bring the country together, that you would be able to beat Donald Trump," said Senator Amy Klobuchar, (D), Minnesota.
A November Senate defeat has not dampened buzz around Beto O'Rourke.
Former Obama cabinet secretary Julián Castro has a date picked.
"On January 12th, I'm going to make an announcement about my plans," said Castro.