Though COVID-19 can't take our Christmas spirit away, it did take away some of our Santas. A lot of malls around the country are doing away with their annual Santa's Villages and photo ops, with virtual Santa visits taking their place.
If you have kids, or even if you remember visiting Santa at the mall yourself, you know how cherished the tradition is (especially if the kids don't like Santa upon their first visit and grow to deal with his company -- the progress shots are awesome). So, it's understandable that a lot of us will be missing the atmosphere of waiting in line at the crowded mall for your turn with Santa, as trivial as it may be.
Luckily, malls around the world are still going ahead with their holiday decorations, and we can see them from our homes!