Five Ways You Can Talk To Santa Online

 Need to have a chat with Santa Claus? Whether you're trying to get off the naughty list or you'd just like to hear his hearty "ho, ho, ho!", here are five different ways you can find Santa Claus online: you can tell him what you want for Christmas, ask him about those flying reindeer, or find out where all those cookies go every Christmas Eve. 

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Talk to Santa Online - For Free!

Talk to Santa Online

Young and old will delight in the simple pleasure of actually talking with Santa Claus via the Web; parents, take note - several of these services are perfect to get kids in the holiday mood. 

Note: while sometimes services and organizations change their policies, at the time of this writing, all of these items are absolutely free. 

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Write a Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

Did you know that you can email Santa Claus? Yep, it's true - Santa's on the Web and apparently checks his email quite often throughout the day. Here's some information about writing a letter to Santa:

  • Email Santa Claus: This is the site we visited with the kids last year; it's interactive, not the standard form letter you might see in other Santa letter sites. After you're done, print out the letter and put it in your scrapbook.
  • Santa's Christmas Village: All kinds of fun stuff to do here in addition to sending Santa a letter - you can play games, read stories, there's even karaoke.
  • Black Dog's Write a Letter to Santa: "Santa is waiting for your letter. And if you write him, Santa promises to write you back with an email ASAP!"
  • MrClaus: Write a letter to Santa, or click on the hat to see Santa's schedule for the day.
  • Santa Claus at Claus.com: Not only can you write a letter to Santa here, but you can also check your Naughty or Nice meter.
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Send a free, Video Letter From Santa with the Portable North Pole

Portable North Pole

Looking for a special way to let your kids (or anyone who believes in Santa, for that matter) hear from Santa Claus? You'll want to check out the Portable North Pole, one of the best sites on the Web for holiday cheer, not to mention a direct, personalized video from Santa Claus to anyone. 

This site offers free, personalized video letters for all ages and relationships, with charming touches that make the recipient wonder how Santa knows what he knows - for example, what special toys are on a child's wish list, if they have been doing well in school (or perhaps not so well!), even if they help out with chores or are nice to their siblings. Plus, you can add in three free images that will really put the icing on the cake, so to speak...we know from firsthand experience that a child who actually sees himself/herself in Santa's Naughty and Nice book will absolutely be shocked (in a good way!). Give it a try; you can make as many videos as you want, for as many people as you want. 

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NORAD Santa Tracker

NORAD Santa Tracker

The NORAD Santa Tracker, primarily active on Christmas Eve, is a fun way to "track" Santa Claus as he makes his way around the world with presents. The site includes videos, a fun kid's countdown, a cookie counter that tracks how many cookies Santa Claus has eaten so far, and even a reading of "The Night Before Christmas". 

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Get a Personal Phone Call From Santa Claus

If you've got someone in your house that really needs to hear from Santa, you'll want to check out Send A Call From Santa, a free service that you can personalize and use to send a custom call from Santa himself to friends and family. This site is free, and is a neat mashup using Google Voice. Just enter in your data (name, nickname, favorite food, what they want for Christmas, etc.), and you'll get a call from Santa within a short time. Conversely, the site also offers a free central phone service for Old Saint Nick; you can call him yourself at 855-34-SANTA.

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