Hamilton winger Dougie Imrie admits their enforced break from competitive action has been doubly frustrating because they have not been able to build on an encouraging performance and move up the table.
Accies have not played since November 27 when they missed a series of chances in a goalless draw against St Mirren.
The Lanarkshire side have since moved off the bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on goal difference following Aberdeen's 5-0 defeat by Hearts.
But Billy Reid's men are determined to move further away from the bottom themselves and must now hope their Boxing Day trip to Dundee United does not also fall foul of the cold weather.
"It is more frustrating because we've not had a game since St Mirren," Imrie said. "I thought we played really well in that game and should have won it, but we didn't and only got a draw in the end.
"We've not played for more than three weeks, which is disappointing because you want to get some momentum. Although we didn't get a result it was a good performance and we just wanted to keep going."