In Greece, Santa wears masks
Candlemaker Alexios Gerakis wants to highlight
the importance of wearing masks
by putting them on his Father Christmas candles
(SOUNDBITE) (Greek) SHOP OWNER AND CANDLEMAKER ALEXIOS GERAKIS SAYING:"Due to what's happening, we are also trying to convey a message that health comes first, then everything else."
Like many business owners
Gerakis's shop won't be open for the holidays
(SOUNDBITE) (Greek) SHOP OWNER AND CANDLEMAKER ALEXIOS GERAKIS SAYING:" Christmas is a bit of a question mark for all of us this year I think, we don't know how this will end up. We have to be optimistic, but it's uncertain what will happen."