Larry Martino

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Many parents are worried about the “Tripledemic” this holiday season; the Flu, COVID, and RSV. But, one of your child’s favorite activities around Christmas is meeting up with Santa Claus to tell him exactly what they want under the tree. At the very least, you want your child to have a photo taken with Santa for that scrapbook.

According to an article written by Kay McCabe on, the number of cases of RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, are on the rise here in the Las Vegas valley, especially among children. The symptoms for this particular virus pretty much imitate the common cold in adults. However, severe RSV in infants and young children can be very dangerous.

With these concerns in mind, may parents are opting to keep their little ones away from the crowds at the malls, Christmas villages, holiday light shows, and shopping centers, this holiday season. Online visits with Santa Claus were very popular during the pandemic in 2020, and they may also be very popular this holiday season, now that Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror.

I just did a search for “online visits with Santa” and found quite a few websites from which to choose. I also found this article by Erin Cavoto, which was posted in December 2020. She listed eight websites on which to schedule a virtual meeting with “Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick,” but I am sure there are plenty of other sites you can find with a little time online.

Here are a few I found with just a couple of clicks on the mouse:

We are not promoting any of these. I have not checked them out for you. I’m just letting you know how easy it was to find a few of the many virtual Santa website services there are out there. So, cook up some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, and be sure you make note of the toys your kids tell Santa they want while they are chatting with him online. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


Wrap It Up With Ease: 7 Gift Wrapping Tools To Make You Feel Like You're in Santa's Workshop

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Let’s be real, wrapping presents is always a pain. The wrapping paper rolls back up on you. The paper is uneven. You have all these rolls and nowhere to put them. Yeah, annoying! So we’ve created this guide to get you the best gift wrapping tools and devices to make your wrapping experience actually joyful.


  • 1. Wrap Buddies Tabletop Gift Wrapping Tool

    This is for the pros! This device helps to keep your wrapping paper still and ready to cut and wrap gifts in record time.  

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  • 2. Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer Box

    If you’re like my family, you like to buy in bulk and save money. This wrapping paper organizer can house up to 24 rolls or wrapping paper, that you probably got a super great deal on. Use for holiday or yearround gift wrapping to never have to run out to the store last minute. Top it off with a bow in the handy bow box included.  

  • 3. The Original Little ELF Gift Wrap Cutter

    This handy device makes wrapping presents so much easier. Nothing worse than when the wrapping paper rolls back up on itself and you get a weird, uneven piece that doesn’t quite fit the package you’re trying to cover. Use this device to stay neat and organized and less mistakes.  

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  • 4. Reusable Holiday Gift Bags

    Reduce, reuse, recycle, REJOICE! These reusable gift bags can be used year after year and come in a variety of sizes and patterns to help make all your holiday gifts look great while helping to curb the gift wrap waste. 

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  • 5. Wrapping Paper Organizer Bag With Zippers And Handles

    This organizer helps to keep your paper crinkle free with its golf-club-bag-life design. Holds up to 25 rolls and makes storage so much better and protected.

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  • 6. Wooden Ribbon Bow Maker with 3 Rolls Wired Burlap

    If you struggle getting the perfect amount of ribbon to make that ever so cute bow, this is the tool for you. This design makes creating bows efficient and with ease. Save time and money on store bought and know that the bow on your gifts were hand made with love. 

  • 7. Helix Paper Cutter, Folder & Ribbon Curler Tool

    This three-in-one tool helps to give your packages the perfect finishing touch. Cut the paper with ease, fold to fit any gift like a glove and top it off with a curled ribbon for that extra festive vibe. 

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Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at

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