Yeah, it's kinda dead alright. But then again, having watched people getting ready for Christmas for the last sixty years one might wonder for all the rushing around if they weren't indeed getting ready for the end of the world.
Myself, I just can't get all bent out of shape over it anymore. Seems to me it should be a time to be relaxed and happy, not wound tight and frantic.
I expect everybody will be back after they get done flogging themselves half to death for the holiday.
At any rate, Merry Christmas to you sir and all the good souls who hang out here.
I do feel fortunate not to be needing any arms or related supplies during these troubled times. I had already fortuitously picked up some stuff some time before the latest unpleasantness.