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Photos of kids on the phone with Santa, 1947

Take a look at these heartwarming photos of kids chatting with Santa. See more images of children on the phone with Santa at Life.com.

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Kids on the phone with Santa, 1947

Patricia Guinan promises to leave out milk and crackers for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, 1947.

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Kids talking on the phone with Santa, 1947

Elaine Jung is 6, wants a doll's house and carriage, and made sure to ask Santa not to forget her baby sister.

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Kids on the phone with Santa, 1947

Jimmy O'Brien, 4, asked for a bike and a sailboat. "When Santa asked where he lived," LIFE reported, "he said, 'You know where.'"

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Kids on the phone with Santa, 1947

Jo Ann Ward, 3, who wanted a doll and a boat, began with aplomb by saying, "Hello, Santa Claus. How you feel?"

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Kids on phone with Santa, 1947

"Santa and Mrs. Claus, who sometimes wear red coats to keep in character, answer calls at the F.A.O. Schwartz workshop," LIFE wrote.

Martha Holmes, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Photos of kids on the phone with Santa, 1947

Take a look at these heartwarming photos of kids chatting with Santa. See more images of children on the phone with Santa at Life.com.

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