Terrified kids can now avoid sitting on the knee of a fat bloke dressed as Santa, as toy superstore Hamleys offers a video mail (vmail) Santa service to shoppers this year.
Logitech's latest internet cameras are being used so kids can email a video message free of charge to the fat Finn from Hamleys Regent Street store.
If you haven't been a good boy or girl this year, the man in red will tell you with his own personal vmail reply.
And the London-based store is expecting technology products to feature prominently on these lists as desperate children strive to keep up to speed with the latest high-tech gadgetry.
The company claims that computers are a 'must have' product today.
The question is, how many little helpers are still on the payroll with all this new technology carrying out the job they used to? And how long has Santa himself got left before an all-singing all-dancing online version appears?
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