8 Ways Kids Can Digitally Connect With Santa

1. Portable North Pole

Use the Portable North Pole app to send your daughter, son, niece or nephew a personalized message from Santa while he's preparing for his Christmas Eve flight around the world in the North Pole. Sugary sweet and naughty children alike will be delighted to see and hear a heartwarming message from Santa. Thanks to special customization features, Santa will be able to commend the little girl or boy about all the great things he or she has done all year. For the badly behaved, Santa has a few words of encouragement, so he or she can still make the good list before December 25. Portable North Pole is available online and as an $2.99 iOS and $3.01 Android app. Image courtesy of Flickr, David Blackwell.

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In the digital age, Santa Claus is more connected than ever. We imagine the jolly man's North Pole abode is outfitted with holographic displays, touchscreen walls and Bluetooth-connected wireless speakers that play Christmas music everywhere he goes.

On his person, we assume Santa carries at least a smartphone, tablet, language translation device and GPS navigation system (in case Rudolph needs a break). Thanks to tech advances, Santa's easily available to respond to questions, letters and inquiries from children around the world by Skype, Twitter and email.

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We wouldn't expect anything less from a man who traverses the globe in a futuristic sleigh equipped with wireless health sensors, carbon fiber composites and intelligent-tracking systems.

Did we miss any of your favorite ways to contact Santa online? Tell us in the comments.

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