I’ve got to hand it to some people – they are more creative than I will ever be. Some very inventive (and tech savvy!) people have created some awesome interactive Christmas websites that kids love. Here are my favorites (and of course, these are all free):
1. Portable North Pole: This website is a child favorite. Anyone can create a personalized video from Santa to a child with the child’s name, picture, good behavior, bad behavior, and day to day life. The child then gets an email from Santa that shows the special video, made just for him or her. He even takes you on a tour of the North Pole. The video can be from a friend, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, anyone! I’m not going to say anymore, because I don’t want to ruin all the fun!
2.Jib Jab – Elf Yourself: Most people have seen this site, but it’s so great that it’s worth mentioning. If you haven’t yet seen this, please stop what you’re doing and go to this website. You can put your own pictures into hilarious holiday-themed music videos and watch your characters dance around.
3. Claus.com: Take a tour of Santa’s village – you can go to the Game Room to play Christmas games, visit the reindeer in their barn, sing songs, spend time in Elf school, send a letter to Santa, and much more. Parents and kids can spend a lot of time on this site.
4. SantaClaus.net: Similar to Claus.com, but with different activities. Here you can get a letter or phone call from Santa Claus, track Santa Claus on the Norad Tracker, read the North Pole Times, chat with elves, check the Naughty or Nice list, and visit the elves’ workshop.
5. North Pole: At this website, kids can watch the disco dancing Santa, have a Christmas story created where they are the main character, print a Good Deeds calendar, and send Christmas e-cards to loved ones. There are also a lot of activities for parents and teachers.