☀ December 25: A pandemic Christmas, US to require UK travelers test negative and an interview with Santa

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Friday, December 25, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🎄 Churches find ways to carry on Christmas traditions during the pandemic

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT – DECEMBER 24: Covid-19 positive Nathan, 2, (L), plays in his extended family’s home where 8 out of 10 family members are sick with Covid-19 on December 24, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. The Guatemalan immigrant family, with multi-generations living in under the same roof, are recovering from the virus while trying to celebrate Christmas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

2️⃣✈ US to require all travelers from UK to receive negative coronavirus test

Pedestrians, some wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a sign alerting people that “COVID-19 cases are very high in London – Stay at Home”, in central London on December 23, 2020. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

3️⃣💵 Looking ahead to the next coronavirus stimulus package


4️⃣🛒Which major stores, restaurant chains are open on Christmas Day?


📱 [Trending] this morning

Santa Claus talks about his journey to bring presents to kids around the world

This December 24, 2012 photo shows a woman monitoring the progress of Santa Claus in Washington, DC. The Santa tracker at right is set up by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a US-Canada joint operation, the other is by the search engine giant Google. For the past five years, NORAD’s main partner has been Google. But after discussing the project with Google this year, Davis said, the two groups had different visions for the future of the tracker program and agreed to go their separate ways. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 Pope Francis gives the Christmas Day Urbi et Orbi message and blessing from indoors at 6 a.m. EST.

🔴 Washington National Cathedral Christmas services will be streaming throughout the day on cathedral.org.

🔴 A NewsNation Special Presentation: Hometown Heroes for the Holidays will bring you stories you won’t see anywhere else at 10 p.m. EST.

💻📲 We’ll bring you 🔴 LIVE news updates throughout the day on the NewsNation Now app and NewsNationNow.com.


📺 Watch NewsNation tonight at 8/7 (CT) on WGN America.

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