Christmas tree up and decorated? Check.
Mantel greenery artfully arranged? Check.
Mistletoe shot down by willing neighbor and strung up in foyer? Check.
Wreath on door, bonus points for ribbon? Check.
Preposterous fat elf in red suit story recalled and rehearsed? Check.
Laundry? Uh . . . hmmm.
Grocery shopping? Uhmmm.