It's Tuesday, which normally means that we get tons of new releases – except it's also a Tuesday in December. Every year, the closing weeks of this month dry up in terms of big-name titles, and the trend continues into early January. Do you welcome this breathing room in your busy gaming schedule?

Even though the list of new releases is sparse, people are still playing plenty of games. How do you use this annual lull? Do you catch up on your backlog? Play various DLC packs? Avoid gaming altogether to focus on family? Or do you just sit there impatiently twiddling your thumbs and waiting for mid-January when new games start releasing again?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!