I need to make a list. Checking it twice is not extremely mandatory, but you never know with these things.
Laying in pre-yule supplies during the last days before yule is ALWAYS some degree of fun. I am scarred for life from that one shopping trip where EVERY SINGLE SHOP was playing EVERY SINGLE VERSION EVER of The Little Drummer Boy.
When I die, I'm skipping Hell. I've already been there.
Anyway, most of the family wants money, and part of my quest [including perishables and concealable beverages] involves finding something else [something nice] to "wrap the money in".
The Powers know what that's gonna be, but the nature of the quest is trying to find it.
So today's story is likely to happen much later than normal.