You want to know why this is the very best time of the year? Because post-Christmas is the only time a company would have the iridescent, titanium balls to release a game about fast hedgehogs that's in no way related to Sonic the Hedgehog.
Think about it. "Hurry Up Hedgehog!" is one step away from "Stomp that Freakishly Large Mushroom Already, Fat, Red-Overalls-Clad Plumber!". It's a Christmas miracle.