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Day: December 8, 2020

Santa in the covid era

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Brad Six becomes Santa Claus by pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It’s hot, so he goes for a lightweight bright red vest and grabs his Santa hat. But before sliding it on, the gray-bearded 61-year-old dons a plastic face shield and then takes his chair positioned behind a plexiglass sheet. “Getting paid is nice, but to get something lasting out of it requires interacting with the kids — you don’t get a lot of that this year,” said Six, who first portrayed Santa 35 years ago. One of the hardest adjustments Santas have made is wearing masks that hide their painstakingly grown beards. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are conducted with layers of protection. That has spurred creativity in Santa’s workshops. Santas conducting in-person visits are using some combination of masks, the outdoors, barriers and distance for safety.

 

Ho Ho Ho Masked

There are four stages of life and they all involve Santa
1. You believe in Santa.
2. You don’t believe in Santa.
3. You are Santa.
4. You look like Santa.

I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas. She told me “Nothing would make her happier than a diamond necklace” So I bought her nothing.

What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? The Christmas alphabet has Noel.

My wife set a limit on how much we can spend on each other for Christmas. It’s $100 on me and $500 on her.

 

December 8th Birthdays

1997 -Teala Dunn, 1994 – AnnaSophia Robb, 1964 – Terri Hatcher, 1966 – Sinead O’Connor
1985 – Brett Ambler, 1985 – Sam Hunt, 1925 – Sammy Davis, Jr., 1988 – Phillip Rivers

 

Morning Motivator

By changing nothing, nothing changes.

 

Santa in spite of lockdown

I know who Santa really is