Santa Claus is seriously bummed out right now.

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The world-famous New York City Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes has been canceled for the first time since 1933.

Why? COVID, of course.

All tickets for the 2020 production will be automatically refunded to wherever customers purchased them.

In a statement from the Madison Square Garden Company who operate the show, they said:

We are disappointed for everyone involved with the show, as well as for the many fans who make the Christmas Spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition.

This news got me thinking. Is the start of canceling Christmas? Not the holiday as a whole, but all of the events, activities, and traditions that we love.

Visiting Santa, get-togethers, parties, etc.

Shopping is most definitely going to be different. I'm starting my Christmas shopping now. If I wait until December and order on Amazon like I usually do, there's no chance I'll get delivery in time.

On the other hand, maybe things will get better as the holidays approach. Look, I'm trying to be optimistic. At the point, everything is up in the air. It's really a day-by-day situation.

Not to get all preachy on you, there is something we can do now, that may make the situation better by the time November and December roll around. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. I know you're sick of hearing it, but it's all we can do right now to make a difference.

Merry Christmas!

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