If you read my miniatures blog (and some day I will integrate the two) you can see that my miniatures and wargaming hobby pursuits tanked horribly in October. On the other hand, I had three solid days of RPG goodness and squeezed in a home game session that went very well in the pumpkin month.
Now all that gets flipped in November. I already had to cancel the gaming session on November 1, and will likely cancel the one on November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. That leaves one session for the home game for November, and after one session the previous month it is feeling pretty neglected. Compounding this is the fact that there will likely be only one session in December, since I don't think we'll be gaming on the 27th of December.
Having things taper off during the holiday months isn't anything new, nor I suspect is unique to me and my gaming group. It is a good time to recharge the batteries creatively and come back with some big story ideas to unfold for the rest of the year. It's also a time when I tend to be tempted by other RPG's, rather than the one I'm currently using (this is my "hobby ADD" at work).
So we'll see.