5 Ways You Can Talk to Santa Online

Email Santa, call him up, or chat online for free

Santa Claus sitting in a chair using a laptop computer

  Denis Sladkov / Getty Images

Need to have a chat with Santa Claus? Below are five ways you can find Santa Claus online, whether you're trying to get off the naughty list, or would like to hear his hearty "ho, ho, ho!"

When you talk to Santa from your computer or give him a call, you can tell him what you want for Christmas, ask about his flying reindeer, or find out where all those cookies go every Christmas Eve.

Young and old will delight in the simple pleasure of communicating with Santa Claus via the web.

Parents: Several of these free services and Christmas apps are perfect to get kids in the holiday mood.  

Write an Email Letter to Santa

Santa email form

Did you know that you can email Santa Claus? Santa is on the web, and he checks his email regularly throughout the day. Here's some information about writing an email letter to Santa:

  • Email Santa: Visit Email Santa with your kids. This site is interactive, not the standard form letter you might see in other Santa letter sites. You or your child chooses a stamp and enters some information. When you're done, you receive an immediate email reply, or you can view Santa's message right away on the website.
  • Northpole.com: All kinds of fun stuff to do here in addition to sending an email to Santa. You can play games, read stories, or try out karaoke. You need to sign up for a free account (either a child account or a parent account) before you can write a letter to Santa or send postcards from the site.

Send Your Child a Video Letter From Santa

Video message form from Portable North Pole

Looking for a special way to let your kids 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. The video letter may mention special toys that are on a kid's wish list, whether the child has been doing well in school (or perhaps not so well), and whether they help out with chores or are nice to their siblings.

Plus, you can add in three free images that put the icing on the cake. Children who see themselves in Santa's Naughty and Nice book are 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. 

Make a Phone Call to Santa Claus

Santa Claus phone number

If you have someone in your house who wants to call Santa on the phone, arrange a personal phone call to the big guy at Santa's Hotline. Have your child call Santa's phone number and wait for him to answer. Your child can then leave a message for Santa. When the call is placed from a mobile phone, Santa sends a text message of the call.

The Santa Claus phone number for English speakers in the United States is +1 (605) 313-4000. However, since multiple languages and countries are supported, be sure to visit the website through the link above to view the list of Santa Claus phone numbers to find the right one for where you are.

You can also call Santa online with an internet phone call app.

If you'd like to write the whole message from Santa and then have him call your child, try ChristmasDialer.com. Another way to have a phone call with Santa is from a phone or tablet with the Santa's Magic Phone Call & Text app.

Chat With Santa Online

Bot to chat with Santa

If your children are old enough to type, they can enjoy chatting with Santa at the Santa Chats website. They type a greeting or question into the text box, and Santa responds immediately.

Although the chat responses are automated and some responses are more polished than others, chatting with Santa can be amusing for your children.

A similar site, Santa Bot, is also automated, but it's a fun website for children and adults alike.

NORAD Santa Tracker

Santa flying with reindeer at night

You can't leave a letter for Santa here, but you can get plenty of "real-time" information during the holiday season.

The NORAD Santa Tracker, active beginning on December 1 each year and especially active on Christmas Eve, is a fun way for kids 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 a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

Another way to track Santa is with the Google Santa Tracker.