When Kids Ask for the Impossible...in Their Stockings

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What would you do if a child sincerely asked you for something impossible? That's the situation Santa (and helpers) faces every year, as well as many parents. It's sometimes hard for parents to meet the most extreme requests for gifts... but it's always hard to disappoint one's kids. We get a personal story from Kim Hamilton, Takeaway listener from Lubbock, Texas, and mother of a four-year-old boy with high Christmas gift hopes.

We're also joined by Santa Claus, a.k.a. Ed Butchart, who is the author of: "The Red Suit Diaries: A Real-Life Santa on Hopes, Dreams, and Childlike Faith,” and “More Pages from the Red Suit Diaries: A Real-Life Santa Shares Hopes, Dreams, and Childlike Faith.” He’s performed Santa duties at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia for almost twenty years.