Happy Monday, folks, and an early Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it.

I'm taking the next week off to spend some time with the family, rest, recuperate, and prepare myself for the onslaught of new shows coming up in early 2013.

There'll be a bit of new content from me during the week, including a pre-recorded Firewall & Iceberg Podcast later today where Dan and I talk about some of our least favorite shows of 2012, plus some galleries I co-wrote looking back at some big TV stories of 2012 and forward at some potentially big stories of 2013.

Have fun, stay safe, be good to each other, and I'll see you either on New Year's Eve day, or else right after the new year, as I start packing up for the winter TV critics press tour.

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com