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Kids line up to get picture taken with Santa before Christmas

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Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas. Whatever name you have for him, Santa Claus was in Spokane Wednesday. Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas. Whatever name you have for him, Santa Claus was in Spokane Wednesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas. Whatever name you have for him, Santa Claus was in Spokane Wednesday.

He was very busy listening to last minute Christmas wishes and checking to see who was on the naughty or nice list.

Hundreds waited in a line the wrapped all the way around the Christmas tree inside River Park Square. With no time to waste, some came prepared to tell Santa exactly what they want this year.

With just a little bit of patience, everyone got the chance to get a picture with Santa. Most found themselves on the nice list year, so they weren't afraid to ask Santa for more than one gift.

"He has all the presents in his giant bag," said Jarin Saggau.

"Why would you want to be afraid of Santa? He gives you presents," said Jack Berg.

KHQ asked Santa how fast he has to go to get to every house before Christmas morning. He says his reindeer fly at the speed of light. That's 671 million miles an hour.

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