This Christmas Eve is unlike any other in our lifetime.
Traditional large family gatherings are discouraged by the CDC as more than 325,000 people in the nation have died from COVID-19.
There's at least 19 million cases of the coronavirus is surging during this winter of our discontent.
Christmas dinner at most homes will have at least one empty chair, a result of the deadliest virus to hit the U.S. in a 100 years.
While some children will sleep tonight and dream about Santa Claus, others will dream about food, warm clothing, and a home where Santa can find them.
In spite of the challenges the pandemic brings, millions of Americans will make the best of it and will carry on with the spirit of Christmas to guide them.
Sadly, many families are ignoring the CDC recommendations not to travel and have large family gatherings. The result will be more empty chairs at the table next Christmas.
In spite of everything:
"Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus (wearing a face mask) and he will be making his appointed rounds tonight."