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Santa adds Skype to his list of things to do on Christmas Eve

"You've been a very good boy this year. Ho ho ho ho ho," says Santa through a small bed side monitor.

Santa Claus spoke to children directly from the North Pole.

Not coming to them in the sky--but via Skype

University Hospitals Family and Child Life Services Department started delivering a new tradition to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital patients about four years ago.

"Because he's really busy this time of year making toys, it's hard for him to come visit all the kids individually but this allows him to take some time out of his day and video conference with them," says a department nurse.

The children's wish lists are live and online.

Sometimes Santa is the one who gets the real gift.

One young patient made a special song just for Saint Nick.

"That was beautiful! That was awesome.  Yeah! Thank you," says Santa.

"I did it just for you.  It's nice to visit you Santa and I wish you a merry Christmas."

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