Christmas conversation

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER Childrens Hospital patient Emily Lane, 8, shares her doll with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday in New Orleans. The Royal Teddy Bear Tea, a popular event at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, traveled to the hospital as it has for the past five years. The hotel collaborates with Tammy Kern of Paper Doll Promotions, who donates the holiday characters, which included Santa and Mrs. Claus, a giant teddy bear, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar-Pum Fairy.  Each patient received a teddy bear, and 40 patients and their families were invited to a tea at the Royal Sonesta on Thursday. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER Childrens Hospital patient Emily Lane, 8, shares her doll with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday in New Orleans. The Royal Teddy Bear Tea, a popular event at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, traveled to the hospital as it has for the past five years. The hotel collaborates with Tammy Kern of Paper Doll Promotions, who donates the holiday characters, which included Santa and Mrs. Claus, a giant teddy bear, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar-Pum Fairy. Each patient received a teddy bear, and 40 patients and their families were invited to a tea at the Royal Sonesta on Thursday.