Dan Landis of Ripten.com writes:
"As of Wednesday the 26th, my experience with Xbox LIVE could best be described as "inconsistent". I am randomly and sporadically kicked off of the service, and by that, I mean any time I try to do something - anything.
Around noon today, my annoyance got the best of me, and I called up 1-800-4my-xbox. I was greeted, as always, by the never-helpful automated super-dork - Max.
Anyhow, long story short, the agent tells me that the Xbox LIVE servers are having difficulty dealing with the massive influx of users that apparently got a 360 for Christmas. "Seriously?" I asked. "Yes, seriously" he responded."