5 Places That Send a Free Video From Santa

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Maximize the magic of Christmas by sending your child a free video from Santa and watch their eyes light up with excitement. Whether you typically bring your kids somewhere to sit on Santa's lap or usually write letters to the North Pole, a (free!) personalized video from Santa may be just what your kids need to get them into the holiday spirits and excited about a Christmas Eve visit from the big man himself.

Thanks to numerous sites and services dedicated to free videos from Santa, creating one for your child is super easy—most even allow you to customize it using their name, photo, age, wish list, and more. The magical greeting is something they'll treasure all season long and love sharing with their friends and other family members. (You're in for a lot of viewings!)

We've rounded up some of our favorite services for free videos from Santa below. Beyond that, create even more Santa magic in your home with a free phone call from Santa, a free letter from Santa, wishlist templates, and free Santa coloring pages.

Portable North Pole's Free Videos From Santa

The Portable North Pole (PNP) is a favorite place of parents for creating a free video from Santa. The biggest perk to the site is undoubtedly its ability to customize the videos, allowing your children to truly feel like Santa created the clip just for them.

There are dozens of video options to choose from with Portable North Pole, including ones for families with multiple children, one for adults, and even one for your child's birthday. Each video can be customized with your child's picture, name, age, and hometown. You'll also be able to include what they want for Christmas, accomplishments they've had this year, and if they've been naughty or nice. All it takes is a few minutes to set up and your video is ready for your child to watch.

Once complete, your free video from Santa will take you and your child straight to the North Pole, where you'll find Santa in his house with some of his most trusted elves. Santa says your child's name, shows your child's photo in his big book, and encourages them to be good so they'll get special presents.

In addition to the Portable North Pole's free video from Santa, there are also premium videos to choose from. For $6, you can select from a series of longer videos, many of which have "choose your own adventure" storylines to keep your kid engaged, and the ability to include more photos and details about your child for added personalization. Likewise, a $15 "Magic Pass" will keep the goodies coming all season long, with special add-ons like a call from Mrs. Claus, a Christmas Eve video or voice call with Santa, and access to the Portable North Pole's Kids Corner app, which boasts elf games, bedtime stories with Santa, and a virtual advent calendar.

New this year on the Portable North Pole is the ability to customize a hardcover book for your child, featuring a character of their name and likeness that goes on an adventure with Santa to the North Pole, meeting reindeer, elves, and encountering all sorts of magic along the way. As for parents, they'll love Portable North Pole's charity component, which donates 5 percent of each purchase to a children's hospital near you.

More Videos From Santa

There are many other options you can use to help create a free video from Santa this holiday season. You'll find that some charge for premium features, but all have a standard video option that your child is sure to love.

  • Free Personalized Video Greeting From Santa: This free video from Santa includes your child's name and gender and encouragement to be good. They also offer up options for a phone call from Santa (through an app), a nice list guide, and a package from the North Pole that comes in the mail.
  • Elfi: Elfi has a slew of videos from Santa available for purchase, as well as a free customizable video that includes your child's name and photo. You can also choose to send your child a letter in the mail from Santa, which includes tons of customizable options and a hand-pressed seal certifying that it's straight from the North Pole. Like Portable North Pole, Elfi also gives back with each purchase, benefiting Hope and Homes for Children.
  • Homagination: Parents who opt to use Homagination's Santa service can choose from five different free and paid experience packages, ranging from one-on-one video chats with a live Santa Claus to group video interactions and a 30-minute journey great for holiday parties.
  • Santa Spy Cam: A little different from a customized video, Santa Spy Cam is a free app for iOS devices that allows you to superimpose a video of Santa or Santa's elves over a video of your home, so kids can sneak a peek at the big guy sneaking down the chimney or his elves causing chaos in the kitchen.