This is me at the Newark Airport after missing my flight* to Copenhagen.
Sorry, friends. No surprise trip to Europe this year.
*A flight, which, it turns out, filled up completely at the last second so I couldn't have gotten on anyway. So I was doubly defeated or didn't lose anything, depending on how you look at it.
Also, PS: If you decide to stay in New York until Christmas Eve you'll discover no one else made the same decision as you.