Credit: Doug Meszler/Splash News Photo: Chace Crawford Films Gossip Girl in NYC on October 13, 2011

Enjoy the all-new episodes of Gossip Girl while you can, because — much to our dismay — they simply are not going to last forever. Along with the season’s holiday cheer and crisp winter chill comes an unfortunate TV inevitability: the dreaded mid-season hiatus.

That’s right: The last new episode of Gossip Girl this year will air on December 5, 2011. After that, it’s re-runs all the way up until January 16, 2012.

Got any tips for fellow GG fans about how to survive the long winter? Sound off in the comments to share! Oh and don’t worry, we’ll be assigning homework over the break. We wouldn’t want you to have nothing to do.

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