Love it or hate it, but holidays often bring out the worst in traffic. Easter Thursday is often an interesting one, and while Christmas holidays make the population a lot more scattered based on different ‘holiday allowances’, it still means a lot of people want to ‘be home for Xmas’.
Garmin, in their great spirits, have published infographics of best and worst times to drive for Xmas. Using this as a guide, you can try and get where you want, without getting stuck.
As we can see, the worst time is today evening (too late perhaps?), and the best time is the 23rd of December.