I woke up this morning and realized it's the END OF NOVEMBER!!!! The entire city of New York is getting decorated, there are poinsettas cheerfully peeking out of the windows of the apartment opposite mine, my mailbox is overstuffed with catalogues selling everything from cheese to underwear emblazoned with the words "Santa's Helper". And every time I turn on the radio, I hear Bruce Springsteen singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Are you ready for this? I'm not!

However...there are books coming out to distract you from all the madness. Here's one you can start with