How to Get a Free Call From Santa Claus

Phone call from Santa

The Spruce / Margot Cavin

A call from Santa will delight any child and fill their hearts with the magic of Christmas, and they can be received by utilizing a free service or downloading a special app for your smartphone or tablet. Some phone calls from Santa Claus can be personalized with the child's name and a custom message just for them. To continue the magic, print out templates for letters to Santa, letters from Santa, and holiday wish lists.

Christmas Dialer

If you don't want to download an app to your mobile device, Christmas Dialer offers a quick and easy Santa Claus phone call. Just put in your phone number, choose whether you want Santa or an elf to call, and choose a message out of the four choices. The call will be sent immediately. You can receive one phone call for free, while "premium calls"—which can be scheduled for a specific date and time and are recorded—cost 6 cents each.

Package from Santa

Available for both iOS and Android devices, Package From Santa is an app that allows one free call from Santa. The call is personalized with your child's name, age, state/country, and more, and you can choose from one of nearly 30 message options. If your child hasn't been behaving during the Christmas season, the call from Santa can address their behavior and help them shape up before the holiday.

Message From Santa

With Message From Santa, an app available from the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon, Santa can call your child or they can give the big guy a call themselves. The app also offers three personalized video messages and, as an in-app purchase, a premium Christmas Eve video, as well as the ability to leave a voicemail for Santa. Children can even text with Santa through the app, and they will receive an instant reply.

Santa's Hotline

If your child wants to talk to Santa right now, you can let them call Santa instead of waiting for a phone call from him via Santa's Hotline from FreeConferenceCall.com, and your child can leave a message for Santa. You'll be texted an audio file of the message as a keepsake that you can share with friends and family. This isn't just for kids in the U.S.—there's a phone number for Santa in 12 other countries, too.

Call Santa with Google Home or Alexa

Both Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant speaker allow kids to talk to Santa Claus. With Google Home, your child can say, "Hey Google, call Santa," and the speaker will launch an interactive experience that involves both the elves and Santa. Google Assistance devices with screens also allow you to track Santa's location by saying, "Hey Google, bring up the Santa Tracker."

If you have an Echo from Amazon in your home, your child can say, "Alexa, talk to Santa Claus," and this will help create a special Christmas music playlist that curated with the help of questions asked by Santa himself. A child can also say, "Alexa, ask Santa Claus if I'm naughty or nice" or "Alexa, start Santa Claus" to have a quick conversation with Santa about what they did this week that was naughty or nice.