Here is the first of many reminders from me to you to get batteries. Batteries are not included on just about everything your are putting under your tree this year. Don't let the holiday be delayed because you didn't listen and get batteries.

Would you like an illustration of what happens when you have to steal the batteries out of the TV remote to make a toy work? Watch this video. It's supposed to be the great Satchmo, Louis Armstrong, or a plastic replica of him singing. It turns out to be more of a frightening nightmare. Low batteries and no batteries, it's no way to spend Christmas morning.