It’s the holiday season, whoop-de-doo. So we’re taking a tiny break to drive cars perilously long distances across snow-covered roadways, see our families and watch five basketball games when we should be reuniting with our loved ones. I assume you’ll be doing the same.

That means posting is going to be lighter than usual, though we’ll still have a few things trickling out here and there. Hey, it’s not our fault the NBA locked out its players and decided to start the season when we should all be playing with our new toys.

On January 3, everything starts up for realsies. The daily show and the blog both return then, both upgraded to celebrate 2012. You guys are going to love it.

Till then, have a great holiday season. Hope you like the sweater your mom got you.