Friend: “You didn’t get this invite? They showed it to HFPA around Thanksgiving but for some reason didn’t screen it for general press until yesterday. Great holiday musical . Fantastic Pasek and Paul score. Great Bob Fosse-like opening number. Great choreography too. What Globes comedy or musical category is made for.”

Me: “Nope — they didn’t invite me. Blank, silencio. And I don’t have a problem with musicals per se, and they invited me to the 11.28 ‘listening party’ at the Four Seasons. Which I covered right away.”