Trim the stems to about a half an inch. This also gives you a chance to inspect each cherry for blemishes. Use only perfect fruit. Put the cherries in the jar.
Glug,glug, glug in goes the brandy. No need to use the good stuff. Average stuff will do just fine.
Pour in the granulated sugar. Put the lid on the jar and give it a gentle shake.
Stash this in the fridge. When you think of it you can pick it up and give it a gentle shake. In the fullness of time, the sugar will completely dissolve and the liquid will turn an exceedingly beutiful red color. They will be ready to enjoy by Thanksgiving.