Santa Claus is still coming to town...but this season he'll be socially-distanced behind a pane of glass and wearing a mask.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are promoting a “Contactless Claus” program which begins November 7th.

Much like visiting a zoo animal, Santa will be trapped behind a barrier, and his Elves ---which are apparently now called 'Santa's Sanitation Squad' --- will be busy running around with masks and conducting temperature checks.

So not only will Kris Kringle be checking his lists TWICE this year, he's also checking temperatures.

And...you have to make a reservation to see Santa this holiday season.

Much like Santa this Holiday Season, I too, will be surrounded by glass. Specifically, glasses of high ABV Eggnog. That's how I'll be getting my holiday spirits this year.