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  • Santa Claus has adapted to the times, cataloging a kid's wish list for Christmas via Zoom and to the thrill of some "desperate" parents." NORADD, meantime, has unveiled its Santa Tracker to keep tabs on old Saint Nick the night before Christmas.
  • A group of men chanting "Christ is King!" has removed another monolith—this one mysteriously erected atop a mountain in Southern California—and replaced it with a cross. The cross, much like the monolith, was also removed.
  • Here's a nice write-up on the humble beginnings of the legendary KISS band, with Queens lad Gene Simmons doing whatever it took to carve a path to fame and fortune.
  • Speaking of kisses, with the pandemic still raging, Tony award winner Ali Stroker breaks down what it's like to do a kissing scene for the end of a Hallmark-produced Christmas rom-com movie.
  • Who would've thought that comparing Swiss cheese to battling the pandemic made a lot of sense? The NY Times offers a succinct explanation to this metaphor: "Multiple layers of protection, imagined as cheese slices, block the spread of the new coronavirus, [...] each has holes, and when the holes align, the risk of infection increases. But several layers combined — social distancing, plus masks, plus hand-washing, plus testing and tracing, plus ventilation, plus government messaging — significantly reduce the overall risk."
  • President-elect Joe Biden will officially become the next commander-in-chief after securing the number of electors in California.
  • And here's an example of why ducks are highly smart and sociable creatures: