Woohoo! November 1 - the day I can unapologetically play Christmas music all the time.

Just kidding (not really), but I know there some some out there (!!) who do not feel as I do with regards to the tunes of the holiday season.

That said, I'm ready to embrace the next two months. As I've done for the past two years, my gameplan on Christmas gifts is that all shopping is to be done by December 1. It makes for a crazy November, but I'm always ridiculously grateful that if I venture out into holiday madness in December, it's by choice, not necessity. Let me tell you - grab a coffee or tea, park it on a bench at a mall and just people watch in mid December. Sociological experiment, anyone?

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