With just over a week to go to the big day, Father Christmas agreed to take time out of his hectic schedule to spread some festive cheer at Martin House hospice in West Yorkshire.
As Rudolf and the rest of the reindeer were saving their energy for Christmas Eve, it was down to Leeds Bradford airport to get him there. This report contains flash photography,
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