Have we all had a chance to catch our breath yet?
While football elsewhere in Europe continues to come thick and fast, the Bundesliga's annual hibernation gives us a chance to look back on a fascinating Hinrunde which provided fans with more than their fair share of talking points.
The narratives from the first half of the season were some of the best we've ever seen in Germany's top flight and there's an awful lot to look forward to ahead of the
Who's Getting Promoted?
A lot of eyes will (rightly) be on what happens in the German first division during the second half of the season, but a lot of football fans will also be keeping tabs on what always proves to be one of the most bizarre leagues every single season - the 2. Bundesliga.
Although German giants like Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart fighting it out for promotion back into the Bundesliga, it's actually
Can Leipzig Juggle the Champions League?
Red Bull's project in Germany might be about to break the Bundesliga's duopoly, becoming the first team that isn't Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund to win the Meisterschale since VfL Wolfsburg, but RB Leipzig will have to balance a title push with knockout stage football in Europe.
They've only got a short 10-year history, but a lot of attention is on one of Germany's most exciting and controversial teams as they prepare to face Tottenham Hotspur in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The club from Lower Saxony have largely been written off by the English media as they prepare to play against last year's finalists, but Bundesliga fans might even have RB Leipzig down as favourites - something which opens up the possibility of a fascinating title race in the Rückrunde.
Hansi Flick & Injuries
It's been a rough season for Bayern Munich, who even by the most pessimistic of standards are having an awful campaign.
The pressure of the job eventually told for
Werder Bremen in Freefall
They finished just one point away from qualification to the Europa League last season, while £12m worth of new players (that's quite a lot for midtable Bundesliga standards) were brought in to offset the departure of Max Kruse.
But Die Werderaner haven't been higher than 10th in the Bundesliga table so far this season and they're currently in the automatic relegation spots.
Star man Milot Rashica has scored seven goals and picked up three assists, but unlike his vital contributions last season, the Kosovo international has only been involved in one of Werder Bremen's wins throughout 2019/20.
Florian Kohfeldt's side aren't among the worst three teams in the Bundesliga this season so should be able to find their way out of trouble, but it's certainly worth keeping one eye on exactly how Bremen get on during the Rückrunde.
Meier's 19-goal tally that season is already close to being overtaken by RB Leipzig striker and Germany international Timo Werner, who scored 18 in 17 games during the first half of the season.
Lewandowski has already reached 19 for the season and the Poland international will be looking to break his personal best of 30 goals that he reached during the 2015/16 campaign.
Alfred Schreuder's Working His Magic
Before the season kicked off in August, TSG Hoffenheim were being tipped as potential relegation contenders.
Die Kraichgauer's potential struggles were clear to see after they'd lost highly-rated manager Julian Nagelsmann to RB Leipzig, while Joelinton, Kerem Demirbay, Nico Schulz and Nadiem Amiri were among 10 first-team players to leave during the transfer window.
Hoffenheim spent less than £30m on new players and they brought in
During their impressive run, Hoffenheim have picked wins against Bayern Munich, Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.
Surprising Relegation Contenders
Most teams in the league have been criminally underperforming this season, but for Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha BSC things have been particularly frustrating.
Neither side are as close to the bottom as the likes of Werder Bremen heading into the winter break, but Hertha have spent quite a few weeks in the bottom three already, while Frankfurt are on an unbelievable decline.
Even as two of the sleeping giants of Bundesliga football, both sides have spent the majority of the season looking over their shoulders instead of what could be in front of them.
Realistically, both Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt will be just fine.
But some bad results during the opening few weeks of the Rückrunde