Do your kids want to “talk” to Santa? Do you want Santa to give your kids a special message?
Well, you can have both thanks to a free “Call Santa Hotline”, courtesy of Long Beach company Free Conference Call.com.
Just call this number: 1-605-47-SANTA (72682) and your kids will get a message from Santa and can leave one for him too. Here’s the message that plays when you call:
“Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas, this is Santa Claus and you have reached my personal hotline. We have been very busy making all of those toys to deliver on Christmas morning and I want you to know that your family loves you very much and so do I.”
“So be good and don’t forget to always listen to your parents. When you hear the tone please leave me your Christmas gift wish list and holiday cheer. And remember kids, I know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Merry Christmas and I’ll see you soon.“
Bear in mind that this service does not have “live” or personalized message options: kids cannot speak with Santa and he does not use your kid’s names.
However, it is completely free and most small children will be thrilled just hearing that jolly voice.
Now, for those looking for a more personal phone call there are 2 other options: The Christmas Dialer or “Santa Calls Me”.
The Christmas Dialer offers “personalized” messages from Old St. Nick or one of his elves through their premium service, which costs between $1-$5. You choose whether you want Santa or his elf to call, then pick from 3 different messages, depending on whether your kids have been naughty or nice.
While Santa or his elf will use your child’s name to give it a more realistic feel, the messages are still not tailored to your kids and there is no conversation. Overall, a solid option at an affordable price.
With the Santa Calls Me service, consumers get the full package, as Santa calls your house and talks to your kids at the time and date of your choosing; they also have email options and call & email packages as well.
Parents can set everything up using their online form, so Santa can call them by name and customize what he says. This is a great service, allowing kids to interact with Mr. Kris Kringle himself, but it comes at a price.
It costs parents between $19.99 and $37.99, depending on when the call is scheduled for; Christmas Day calls cost $37.99.
Also, if Santa will be talking to multiple kids in the house there is an additional charge of $4.99 per child.
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