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Besides, Trump may be looking for a new occupation by December, so he just might be available.

It will be strange to see no packed crowd in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

No New Year’s Eve parties. That somehow seems un-American. The champagne industry will take a hit here.

I guess we’ll all just stay home and watch that Times Square ball drop onto an empty street.

This will definitely be a holiday season to forget. But, then, we’d like to forget the rest of 2020, too. It has really been a year from hell.

Will 2021 be any better? I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. I hope science can develop an effective COVID vaccine in the next several months, but I have my doubts. Next year may be a repeat of this one.

I really feel for the older folks who might be left out of all the season’s festivities. For many, this may be their last Thanksgiving and Christmas and they may spend those holidays alone.

That may be what we’ll have to tell the children, that Santa is staying home this year, quarantining out of caution.

But kids, make sure you leave some cookies and milk for Donald Trump, because he may be coming down the chimney with toys for everyone. And he won’t need a mask, because he is immune to COVID.

Columnist Donnie Johnston lives in Culpeper County. Email him at

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