(NBC News) – With Christmas just a few weeks away, kids are thinking about Santa and what he’ll bring them. With the right app, kids and parents can connect directly with the jolly man in the red suit.
The “A Call from Santa” app is exciting for kids, but useful for parents, as well. Tell Santa a few details about your child and the big man calls back with a personalized message. The app can also be used to report naughty children, helping with behavior issues. There’s also a way for children to call and leave a voicemail with Santa containing their wish lists. It’s a message that can easily accessed by parents for use in the store. The app is free for ios and android.
The “Video Calls with Santa” app provides three pre-recorded interactive calls to reward nice children, discipline naughty children, or to allow children to record a wish list that parents can access anytime. The app allows children to interact with Santa simply by using video messages that adults control by tapping onscreen when certain questions are asked. The app is $2.99 for ios and android.
The “Santa Call and Tracker” app delivers personalized phone calls and allows for thousands of possible calls that can be fully customized with all sorts of information. Kids can record wish lists for later access. The app also features a Christmas countdown and allows for tracking of Santa’s Christmas Eve travels. The app is free for ios.