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2020 has taken everything away from us - holidays, sports, parties and possible hookups. But can 2020 take away the jolly one from us and our kids?!? The simple answer is, yes. Most malls around the country WON'T be having kids sit on Santa's lap this year. Instead, they'll do socially distanced visits including masks, plexiglass dividers, and photos from a distance.

CBS 3 Philly reports,

Children everywhere WON'T have to be traumatized by sitting on Santa's lap this year for the sake of an overpriced mall photo.Most malls around the country are making their Christmas plans.  And those plans DO include Santa . . . but DON'T include sitting on his lap.

They're planning to hold no-contact Santa visits including masks, plexiglass dividers, and photos from six feet away.  Some malls will even have Santa sit inside a giant snow globe, or be behind a giant picture frame.

And in some areas, Santas will be available for Zoom calls with kids who don't feel safe coming to the mall.The big reason for doing this is mall Santas' health.  According to a guy who runs a Santa school in Atlanta, quote, "Santas are typically in a minimum of two high-risk categories . . . over age 65 and overweight." 

With all that being said, Santa probably won't be at University Mall or on Campus this year. But don't you lose faith in humanity or Christmas yet!! I promise you he will still travel to your house and drop you off some presents and some goodies.

Have faith child.

Roll Tide.