There are three little goals I have every year, starting in October and ending in December.
1. I try to make it through the Halloween "season" without hearing "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. I like the song, but after 50+ years, I'm sick of it.
2. I try to get through the Christmas season without hearing "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." The first half-dozen times or so that I heard it, those long years ago, it was cute. Now, not so much.
3. I try to get through the last few weeks of the year without having anyone say "See you next year!" to me. That one's really annoying.
Needless to say, every year my "survival rate" for all three sucks, because I have such little control over each.
However, this year, I came up with a handy-dandy reply to #3, one which I give you permission to use:
"Not if I kill you, now."
As I said, feel free to quote me... if you tell people where you heard it.
Thanks for your time.