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In this week's edition: "Angelic voices," "Friendly competition," "Celebrity surprise,’" "Santa sightings," and more.

Stories in the 12/20/2013 Issue of Hotline

Angelic voices

The Choir of Clare College, University of Cambridge performed “Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent” in the MGH Chapel Dec 10.

Celebrity surprise

MGHfC patient and future firefighter Douglas Davis, 4, of Billerica, smiles after receiving a fire truck lunch box from R&B star Robin Thicke.

Elf off the shelf

MGH Imaging’s Elf on the Shelf, “X Ray Dodd,” was spied this month visiting the Ether Dome, Coffee Central and the Pediatric waiting room.

Friendly competition

Every year residents from the departments of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine; Pediatrics; Surgery; and Medicine face off in a friendly contest – organized by the Department of Anesthesia – to see which department can collect the most gifts for the Toys for Tots holiday drive.

Gracious gifts

On Christmas Eve day, Santa Claus will make a special stop at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children to deliver gifts on behalf of the MGH Blood Donor Center.

Holiday cheer

‘Tis the season for MGHers to gather and celebrate with melodic music and tasty treats at the annual Holiday Receptions, hosted by President Peter L. Slavin, MD.

Honoring donors

The MGH will help honor organ and tissue donors at the 100th Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day.

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 20, 2013

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 20, 2013

Lighting the way

On Dec. 2, the fifth night of Chanukah, Stan Wasserman, a physician assistant in Cardiac Surgery, lit the menorah at the annual MGH Community Chanukah Celebration in the Thier Conference Room.

Santa told to sleigh down

Mr. Kris Kringle, an 895-year-old male, was admitted to the MGH Dec. 13 with complaints of abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

Santa's helpers

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient Polina Connor, 12, gets a surprise visit and gift bag from Santa and his helpful elves in the Department of Orthopædic Surgery.

Songs of the season

At the annual MGH Chaplaincy Songfest, spirit and smiling faces filled the White corridor as jolly staff members and volunteers in festive attire serenaded an audience.

What's Happening: Dec. 20, 2013

What's Happening: Dec. 20, 2013

Winning music

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient T. Jae Arnold, 7, wowed Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton and catcher Ryan Lavarnway with his prowess on the xylophone during the 2013 Red Sox Holiday Trophy Tour Dec. 9.

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