NORTH POLE - In a major break with hundreds of years of Christmas tradition, Santa Claus will not be using his famous "Naughty or Nice" list this year. Instead, Father Christmas will be keeping a list of vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
"With the pandemic entering its second Christmas season, Santa felt the traditional 'Naughty or Nice' list needed an update," said North Pole spokes-elf Trudy Toymaker. "This year, he'll be keeping track of all the good little children who get vaccinated, as well as the evil unvaccinated kids who want their family and friends to die."
Vaccinated children will receive lots of toys and goodies from Santa, while the unvaccinated kids will get skunked this Christmas. "We don't really give out coal anymore due to climate change," Toymaker noted. "Instead, the unvaccinated kids will receive a box of masks, some hand sanitizer, and a pre-filled postcard to report their conspiracy-theorist parents to child services and the FBI."
Toymaker said thousands of Elves on Shelves have been dispatched to pediatrician's offices around the country to keep track of which children are getting vaccinated. Santa's tech team also plans to hack into children's electronic medical records later this month to make sure nobody is missed.
In addition to the new vaccine requirements, Santa is asking families to include a $20 bill with his traditional plate of milk and cookies this year. "This will help Santa offset rising costs due to inflation and elf labor shortages," Toymaker said.
Satan held a press conference today responding to the big loss of Roe v. Wade. He's doing his best to keep his chin up.