We're officially in the throes of the worst time of year to be at the office: the week before Christmas.
Trust me, I feel your pain. In addition to all the work-related stress you feel on a regular basis, there's now holiday-related stress added on top of it. Whether it's Christmas shopping, making travel arrangements, or figuring out how best to deal with your girlfriend's alcoholic father on Christmas Day, there is most certainly a level of frustration that comes with the season.
For those of you that are finished today (Friday the 20th), I urge you. I beg of you. I plead of you. Don't get discouraged. Don't let the stress weigh you down. There's an unbelievable football Sunday on the horizon, with tons of fantastic games rife with playoff implications.
Even for you sorry souls that have to go into the office next Monday and Tuesday: relax. Take a deep breath. Sunday is almost here, and you'll be able to forget your worries if only for a glorious 12-hour period.
Here is the Friday clock-watcher's guide to NFL Week 16.
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.