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Go ahead, ask Santa: Kids share their lists

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  • Santa Claus poses for a photo with 3-month-old Katie Bahena of Bartlett at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

       Santa Claus poses for a photo with 3-month-old Katie Bahena of Bartlett at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
    Photos by Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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      Austin Boehmer, 5, Elgin č A fire engineč A John Deere combineč A white dump truck

  • Cannon Dudley, 6, Palatine Angry Birds stuff, an iPhone, a 3-D DS, and the Avengers movie

      Cannon Dudley, 6, Palatine Angry Birds stuff, an iPhone, a 3-D DS, and the Avengers movie

  • Eliza Buivis, 5, Algonquin č A Christmas videoč A Tweety Bird plateč A princess room

      Eliza Buivis, 5, Algonquin č A Christmas videoč A Tweety Bird plateč A princess room

  • Juliette Luna-Lopez, 8, Hoffman Estates č A car that is pink or redč An electric scooter, redč A big panda

      Juliette Luna-Lopez, 8, Hoffman Estates č A car that is pink or redč An electric scooter, redč A big panda

  • Gina Dudley, 8, Palatine č UGG moccasinsč Arts and craftsč McKenna the doll and movieč Hair extensionsč Project Runway fashion angels

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  • Cannon Dudley, 6, of Palatine checks his Christmas wish list while preparing to visit with Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Dudley is wishing for Angry Birds stuff, an iPhone, a 3-D DS, the Avengers movie ...

       Cannon Dudley, 6, of Palatine checks his Christmas wish list while preparing to visit with Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Dudley is wishing for Angry Birds stuff, an iPhone, a 3-D DS, the Avengers movie ...
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Santa Claus at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

       Santa Claus at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Video: What kids want for Christmas

 
By Christopher Hankins
chankins@dailyherald.com

As we inch closer to Christmas Day, children all over the suburbs are hoping their wish lists haven't fallen on deaf ears. In what has become an annual tradition, we went to the mall and gave kids a microphone to find out just what they'll be dreaming of on Christmas Eve. And as usual, the kids did not disappoint.

Some had multiple requests, others were sure of just a few things they wanted. Some even came with lists a mile long. But they all brought a holiday-sized helping of cuteness. There's no doubt that goes a long way in ensuring Santa treats them all well this Christmas.

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