Don’t blame the elves for thinking this was sent by an illiterate child, it was written by a Marine. Desperate times call for desperate measures–if Santa can’t deliver the goods, who can? It was worth a shot at least.
This year is an especially odd year for the holidays with, you know, the whole global viral pandemic thing that has halted the world. I’m sure many Marines are either choosing to stay on the base or being forced to stay. At the very least, they’re making the best of it.
It’s a weird time for everyone, myself included. With a British wife, we usually try to visit her home in London for the holidays–or at the very least visit my family in Oregon–but obviously that’s not happening this year. In fact, this is the first time I’ve spent the holidays in California in 10 years.