I started the current Christmas season trying to avoid “Last Christmas” by Wham!.

You see, my brother-in-law, Tim, texted an invitation to participate in WHAMAGEDDON, a game making the rounds in social media circles. The objective is to see how long you can go without actually hearing the holiday heartbreaker “Last Christmas,” which is sappier than a cut, live Christmas tree. If you hear it between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, you lose. The game hinges on the honor system.