This is a great time of year if you have little ones that are eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival Christmas Eve! In addition to taking them to talk with Santa at the mall as has been the tradition for a number of years, there are a variety of ways that children can interact with Santa Claus electronically.
There are several bots and apps that you can download for a variety of smartphones. Those are cute but aren’t as much in my opinion when you can personalize some of the information and have Santa ‘call’ or ‘talk’ with your children or grandchildren.
Ustream Chat - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/santa-claus-live
Santa’s Portable North Pole TV - http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/home
My Santa Call – http://www.mysantacall.com/
Tel Santa.com - http://www.telsanta.com/talk-to-santa.html
Elf Clubhouse (talk to the Elves) - http://www.northpole.com/Clubhouse/ElfChat/
Santa’s Good List - http://www.santasgoodlist.org/
Christmas Dialer - http://www.christmasdialer.com/
Magic Santa Video - http://magicsanta.ca/homepage.html
Santa Live Chat – http://www.santalivechat.com/
If you use use MSN/Windows Live Messenger, add: email@example.com and begin chatting with Santa Claus.***
If you use Yahoo Instant Messenger, add: Santa@claussanta.com and begin chatting with Santa Claus.***
I was saddened to see that one of the sites I used last year, http://www.sendacallfromsanta.com/, wasn’t accessible this year. My niece absolutely loved this phone call from Santa last year! That and the portable north pole video – they were two big hits of the Christmas season for our family!
***Blogger’s note: I haven’t personally used all of the above services so please use discretion and make sure all children are safe when using an online service to interact with ‘Santa Claus’ personalities.