Things remain fairly normal. Last week rc5 was very small indeed, this week we have a slightly bigger rc6. The main difference is that rc6 had a network pull in it.
But rc6 is still pretty small, and the patch looks pretty normal: just over 60% drivers, 16% core networking, 13% architecture updates, and 10% "misc" (documentation, header files, some small filesystem updates etc). Small stuff all around - you can see the appended shortlog for a flavor of what is going on.
I'd expect (and hope) that with the holidays next week should continue being quiet.
And maybe I can hope that people take the downtime to play with their hardware and test out the most recent kernel version?