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15 Cool and Free Holiday Apps for Kids to Track Santa, Get a Call from Santa & More!

Updated: Jan 2

The most exciting part of Christmas for kids is waking up Christmas morning to find out what Santa has brought for them! In the old days, the anticipation would keep them up at night waiting to catch Santa or to find out whether or not Santa is coming for them. But thanks to Technology, kids now have so many different ways to track Santa, and even communicate with him and make sure they have made it to the nice list!

Portable North Pole app


The Portable North Pole App is available for Free on iTunes and Google Play. You get to upload a picture of your kid, type in his/her name, age, and grade, and the app will make a personalized video showing your kids picture and name in the video you choose. You can create a free video on the website, but the app offers more premium options. You can share your video on social media. In-app purchases also allow you to record your child's reaction as they watch the video.


The app also let your kids play a couple of games, and talk to an elf who repeats whatever you say. The app is totally free, but if you choose premium options, then you need to pay for each premium selection like personalized calls from Santa, downloadable videos, and more .


Christmas Dialer


With Christmas Dialer your kids can get a call from Santa or Elf on the Shelf. To help you choose, there are samples of different messages to choose from. You pick your favorite message and and ask for a free call either from Santa or Elf. Make sure when you call, your kids are home because the free call would not let you choose a time, and it will contact you once you hit the "Call Now" button. You can choose to personalize the call and choose a time with the paid version which start from $1.99 for 2 calls up to $9.99 for 15 calls.


Reindeer Cam


Watch Santa & Friends every day for free until Christmas with Reindeer Cam! You can watch Santa & Friends at 11am starting 11/18 weekdays, and listen to Bedtime Stories with Santa at 7pm EST every day. If you become a supporter for $5, you can add your kid's name to the "Nice List" that scrolls above the barnyard feed. You'll also unlock access to some premium video content by becoming a supporter.

Santa Call & Text


Receive a phone call or a video call from Santa anytime you want, for free! Santa will ask your kid if she has been naughty or nice and adds her to his list and also can ask her what present she would like for Christmas. You can also text Santa and he replies just like real plus you get so many Christmas Stickers and Emojis to share with family and friends.

Santa Tracker and Status Check


Stay up to date this Christmas, and see where is Santa Claus and what he is up to!

This Santa Tracker shows you Santa's real-time location and the distance to your home. Follow Santa's sleigh while he delivers gifts around the world on December 24th! See the countdown to Christmas happen in real-time, and see how many cookies did he eat, and how much milk he had.

Text Santa This Christmas


This Christmas, get a dose of a Christmas cheer by signing up for jolly texts from the North Pole. It’s 2019 and if you didn’t know by now, Santa is hip and with it: he texts! For the Christmas season, Santa wants to text your kids to update them as he prepares for his favorite night of the year.


NORAD Santa Tracker


Track Santa, watch movies about Santa, play Christmas games, learn about Santa, his magic sleigh, and holiday tradition on NORAD Santa Tracker. Log on before December 24 and you'll see a Christmas countdown!


Letters from Santa


The US Postal Service can help you prove that there is a Santa Claus when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with the North Pole Postmark! The Greetings from the North Pole Post Office program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is ideal for getting kids interested in letter writing, stamps and penmanship.


Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole. It is recommended sending your letters by December 7 so that they can be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 14. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!

Post-Card from Santa


Surprise your kids with a post card from Santa! Log in by December 16th to send your kids post-cards through this app. You can choose from four different designs with a variety of messages. They'll include a map in the corner showing that the card came from the North Pole.


Capture the Magic


With Capture the Magic, you can photoshop and Merge Santa into your own photos and make it look like that Santa was in your house bringing gifts for your kids! There are several Santa poses to choose from including a Black Santa! You can upgrade for $4.99 for unlimited photos. You can even use this app

Catch Santa Claus


Use Catch Santa Claus in my house to convince your kids that Santa really was in your house to leave gifts for your kids! Catch Santa features the best photo booth app you can use to take a picture of anywhere you want and add various Santa props of your choice to make a photo proof.


Google Santa Tracker


On Google Santa Tracker, you’ll find all your kid's favorite characters plus educational and interactive activities for different ages. On December 24th Santa’s Village transforms into a tracking experience where your kids can follow Santa and his reindeer as they deliver presents to kids around the world. Watch as he makes his first stop just after 10 pm local time in far eastern Russia, 5 am in New York, and 11 am in Paris.


You can also so many holiday games and activities on this app, including learning to code with Santa’s Elves, discover holidays around the world, create Santa Canvas, make Elves, and more!


Santa Nice-O-Meter


Check your kids' ratings on the Santa Claus Naughty or Nice List! To have a peek at your kids rating from Santa Claus, click on the big Naughty or Nice Rating sign in the picture to activate the brand new Nice-O-Meter. You then type your kids name on the next screen, and Santa will give you his ratings! You can also learn the top ten ways to make the Naughty List, and the top ten ways to make the Nice List.


Letter to Santa Claus


This is another cool app for kids to use to write a letter to Santa. Letter to Santa lets your kids write to Santa anytime anywhere. And your kids do not have to know how to write well to use this app. You can either compose the reply by yourself, or you can have Letter to Santa app do the work for you. Letter to Santa will automatically weave together the information your kids provided, and composes a full reply that looks like it really came from the North Pole.

Dancing Elf Booth for Christmas


Upload your kids' photos on this app, and dress them up like an elf with Xmas Magic Elf Make-ups and Dresses! They can become dancing elves with just a few touches. Dancing Elf Booth for Christmas features dozens of cute Elf & Santa decoration props to choose from.