On this final installment of Bernie & Sid in the Morning for the calendar year, Sid goes solo as Bernie takes his leave for the merry holiday. Sid spends most of the show remembering the year that was and the top news and sports stories that were covered over the course of the year. More specifically regarding news of the day, Sid covered how the Omicron variant might affect listeners’ travel plans this holiday season, Dr. Anthony Fauci saying that we’ll never be able to fully eradicate the virus, Kathy Hochul saying that mask mandates are necessary, Kamala Harris refusing to blame China for the pandemic, Jen Psaki on what President Biden will cover in his speech this evening, Former President Donald Trump claiming he is boosted, Senator Joe Manchin taking a shot at the White House staff for getting too power hungry, and who exactly out of that staff may be pulling Biden’s puppet strings. With Bernie’s absence, make sure you don’t miss today’s “Beat Sid” edition of The Peerless Boilers Beat Bernie Contest, and as always Lidia Curanaj keeps you in the loop with Lidia Reports. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bernie & Sid in the Morning and everyone at 77 WABC Radio.