Toronto - A Canadian airline decided to show that Christmas is all about giving - with a result that's taken off beyond its wildest dreams.
Budget carrier WestJet gave 250 passengers boarding flights from Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, a chance to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
They spoke to Santa on a screen, and none of them expected their wish to arrive, gift-wrapped, on the baggage carousel at their destination, the airline's headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
All departing passengers had been asked to scan their boarding passes in front of a screen on which Santa - dressed in the airline's blue instead of traditional red - inquired about their Christmas wishes. Some asked for a big TV, or Android tablets.
One boy suggested a "choo-choo train" and a man merely wished for new socks and underwear.
Most would have thought that this Santa, like many others in shopping malls, would listen politely and do no more.
But WestJet sent employees out on a shopping spree while the flights were in the air, surprising the passengers at the baggage claim area with the wrapped presents.
"No way!" cried the boy as he unwrapped the tablet he'd wished for.