‘Parents are desperate.’ Zoom Santas are cashing in

“Is the audio on?” said Mrs. Claus, leaning closer to the webcam and tapping at the iPad screen. Mr. Claus, seated to her left in front of a backdrop of a fireplace with stockings they purchased off the internet for $10, added: “Hello! Is that Jesse or James who’s speaking? I can’t tell because your video isn’t on.”