As some loyal readers know, the day after Thanksgiving begins a battle of wits, cunning, and physical agility between Your Humble Narrator and the Omnipresent Holiday Music Industry.
Specifically, I take it as a personal challenge to make it from today until Christmas Eve without hearing The Little Drummer Boy. The reasons are complicated.
Beginning today, the moment I hear the song – unless its being played by someone who knows about the game and is trying to derail me, or unless it's this version – pfft! The game is over until next November.
The Commissioner has ruled that winning is judged by how close I make it to December 24th, not how far I make it from the variable day after Thanksgiving, so I have an advantage this year. Twenty-six days. Think good thoughts.