I don’t think it’s a secret at this point that I freaking love Christmas. As far as I’m concerned, November 1st marked the official start of the holiday season. And I will live in an uncontrollable state of giddiness from now until December 26th.

But this year I have a new reason to be overjoyed: Elf the Musical. Based on my 2nd favorite Christmas movie Of All Time (Love Actually is 1st), it began previews last night and runs through the end of the year.

I have to go.

Especially after Spider-Man the Musical took way longer to appear than expected (it opens on November 14th), and now I could care less about it.

And Adam, patient husband that he is, has agreed to go see Elf with me. Even though the idea of people spontaneously breaking into song usually gives him hives. He is earning brownie points galore this holiday season.