The bastards got Darley over a week ago.
Today I lost my own annual War on "The Little Drummer Boy." I had lunch in a nearby sushi-bento restaurant in the mistaken belief that it would offer safe haven. But XM Radio nailed me with the third or fourth song, a guitar and mandolin version of TLDB sung by some earnest, throbbing-voice fellow who sounded like he was singing about his pickup truck, not the birth of Jesus.
December 15th is my third-best showing since we started keeping official stats: Best was December 20th (2013); second-best was December 17th (2011). There were several years when I didn't make it out of November.
So that's it for me until 12:01am November 27th, 2015. I'll see you all then.
To Josh, Steve, Hunter, and anyone else who's still in the game, may the odds be ever with you.