Santa Claus goes virtual for visits this Christmas season

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Santa Claus, seen here in a file picture, set off early on Christmas Eve. Photo via CNN

“Ho, Ho, Ho.”

‘Ole Saint Nick’s helpers nowadays are a computer and camera.. but he’s still all ears when it comes to Christmas wishes.

Just ask 5-year-old Quinn Blair. “I asked him for a skateboard. Because we had the FaceTime with him. And it was so great because we could see him. And we can see his, um, how some we and I could see his reindeer there,” said Quinn.

Santa Claus added, “We’re very busy, very busy. The elves are working hard. The reindeer are getting their exercise in and eating a lot.”

The virtual visit does not diminish the excitement for children like Quinn. He said, “And, and I am and I saw his magic hat. If he doesn’t have his magic hat. Um, he won’t get the do anything magic. He won’t swoop and be fast with the presents. It was really cool. It was awesome.”

Parents also get to see the joy in their children’s faces. Mom, Lindsay Blair, looked on as Quinn talked with St. Nick, “You get to talk to him, you get to ask him anything you want to ask him,” Blair added.

The other bonus according to the Claus’, “I don’t think the kids are as intimidated. When we’re talking with them, I think they feel more comfortable when they’re in their own home.”

Santa and Mrs. Claus said the items making the wish list this year include, “The requests a lot of Pokemon a lot of unicorns? Um, Legos. Yeah, a lot of lot of unicorns. Legos, Marvel characters. Yeah, the superhero heroes.”

Quinn added, “I asked them for a toy robot.”

As for the man in red, one of his favorites this season, “I like all the cookies.”

“We’re going to make you a gingerbread man,” Quinn told Santa.

And, a final parting thought from the jolly couple, “Merry Christmas. Thank you. Ho, ho, ho.”

Quinn spoke with Santa and Mrs. Claus through

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