Forget Stamps: You Can Reach Santa Claus By Phone

Leave a message on his personal hotline.

No stamps, no problem. It turns out that a good old-fashioned pencil isn't the only way to get a hold of Santa Claus anymore. Nowadays, kids can reach the big guy in the North Pole by phone.

That's right, Kris Kringle has a direct line: 1-605-313-4000.

Obviously, this time of year keeps Santa busy in his workshop, so don't be shocked when it goes right to voicemail. Those toys don't make themselves you know.

Unsurprisingly, callers to Santa's personal line are greeted by a requisite "Ho, ho, ho!"

"Merry Christmas!" he continues. "This is Santa Claus and you have reached my personal hotline." He goes on to explain that he's been busy making toys to deliver on Christmas morning. Santa then reminds children that their parents love them very much, and tells them that it's important to listen to them. "When you hear the tone, leave me your Christmas wish list and holiday cheer," he concludes.

Brilliant right?

Santa on his Cell Phone
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The hotline is sponsored by, which launched it back in 2009 as a way to promote its services. "The way that children connect with Santa is evolving and we are excited to help connect today's next generation of communicators to Santa over the phone," the company's president, Dave Erickson, said in a statement.

How To Call Santa

Though the hotline is free, standard calling and messaging rates may apply, depending on your phone plan. Calling the hotline from a cell phone provides special perks. The hotline will record your child's message and send it back by text, which can then be shared with other family members. And who wouldn't want to re-listen to that adorable voice talking to Santa in years to come?

If you happen to be overseas, there are numbers available in 22 different time zones and languages, listed on the Santa Hotline website.

More traditional youngsters will be thrilled to know that you can still reach the North Pole via U.S. Postal Service—just make sure to get those lists in the mail by December 10 if you want to receive a response.

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