Barcelona leads the table by quite a margin going into the winter break. Atletico sits in the top two, and Real Madrid has already lost two-thirds the number of matches it had over the past two seasons combined.
Malaga is the only Spanish team unbeaten in the Champions League. Last seasons Europa League finalists crashed out of the group stage.
It's been a pretty interesting first half to the season. What can we draw from it all? Not much of course as football is essentially unpredictable. Less so in Spain, where unpredictable is a four-letter word, but still...
Here's hoping the first half of 2013 treats La Liga fans as well as the second half of 2012.