Originally posted by herms_angel
I still don't get the concept of going on hiatus/mini breaks and stuff.
Thanks for sharing though. :)
Yeah, as others have mentioned, the point of the hiatus is to give the actors and the entire crew time to visit their families and spend Christmas/New Years with them. Most of them live in California whereas their families are all over the country so traveling takes time and filming/editing etc. would be hard to manage with all that.
Also, many people travel at this time of the year and would be likely to miss the new episodes. With the creation of DVR and all, now it's easy to record the episodes and watch them later, but before I think this was also part of the reason behind the hiatus.