Yes, I finally decided on it last night when I was attempting to make up my intro post for Cyrus. In a way it would make sense or be interesting. Say the land expansion was an automatic update that had been planned for the game previous to the time that hacking occured. I'm still working out some things first though, and debating back and worth whether or not to mention it in my first post. I might, but its hush hush right now. xP
It's because it doesn't start yet. I'm assuming Gaia is just working out some glitches (which I'm sure will also probably happen throughout the weekend). I think the real Christmas event will be up either tomorrow or sometime this weekend.