The final countdown has begun. Now listen up, folks I’m serious. I’ve been at you for two weeks now with gentle and not-so-gentle reminders of the stealthy approach of Thanksgiving Day, and all that entails. Can Christmas be far behind? You know who you are — yes, you — the ones who have the lists made, have the chores all planned out by the day, and are determined that this years dinner will go off on time and as near perfect as possible.