Christmas is upon us and it’s now the perfect time to get into the festive spirit with the kids. There are plenty of interactive ways to get your little ones excited about the lead up to the big day. Christmas apps or websites are also the perfect way to get the doubting Thomas’ to believe again by interacting with Santa and his elves.

Each year our family eagerly awaits their Christmas message from Santa Portable North Pole to see if they made it to the nice or naughty list. We have also found a few other Christmas apps and websites that will keep the kids in the festive spirit.

PNP or Portable North Pole: Experience the magic of Christmas with the PNP-Portable North Pole console!
The PNP console lets you create personalized videos from Santa for the young and the young-at-heart. This is the 8th year Portable North Pole has offered a free personalized video message from Santa Claus to your loved ones! Choose to upgrade to a premium package for more customised option. Parents can also have Santa phone your child at an additional cost. This is a must do for every parent who would love to see the joy on their children’s faces when Santa send s a personalized message to them. Available on website and app.
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Reindeer Cam: ReindeerCam is Santa’s official reindeer live feed. At 11am, 6pm and 9pm USA Eastern Standard time , Santa comes out to the reindeer pen to feed them. On various occasions he will check the mail or will be accompanied by an elf on his duties.
On the back of the barn there is also a running ticker feed of all the children on the good list. This is a lovely festive treat for the children to see Santa feeding the reindeers by live web cam.
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Santa Spy Cam: Santa Spy Cam™ is a mobile and tablet application designed to bring an unprecedented level of magic and enchantment to your children’s holiday experience. This app will allow you to capture live-action video of Elves and the Big Man himself (aka: Santa Claus) in YOUR home. Available for IOS and Android. TAKE ME THERE!

Google Santa Tracker: Google’s annual Santa Tracker launched on December 1st and everyday until Christmas, new games and scenes will show up in Googles Santa’s Village Page. Like last year, parents can send their children a call from Santa or play Reindeer racing games and on Christmas Eve you can track Santa’s journey on a map. Google Santa Tracker is available on phones, tablets and TVs as well as your desktop via the web, or you could download the dedicated app if you’re on Android.
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NORAD Santa Tracker: A family friendly program by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to track Santa December 24th around the world using military sensors and technology. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, goes live each Dec. 1 with games, videos, information and more! Then you can track Santa Dec. 24.
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Letters to Santa: Each year Australia Post works with Santa to deliver replies to all the children who take the time to write a letter to Santa each year. The Australia Post website has information and games detailing where to addresss your letter to Santa along with a selection of puzzles, activities and Multimedia fun.
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ElfYourself by Office Depot, Inc. App
The bestselling app of the Christmas Season is back, with all new dances and new features!
The annual holiday tradition allows you to “elf” yourself and become the star of a personalized video featuring your photos on holiday dancing elves. Simply upload up to five photos of you, your friends, family and more from your camera roll or Facebook. Select a dance theme, and the app will generate a custom ElfYourself video that you can share via email or post on Facebook.
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Elf Pets Reindeer – The Elf on the Shelf® — Santa’s Virtual Pet APP
Oh no! Santa’s sleigh will not fly, but by adopting and loving this virtual reindeer pet, you can help create the Christmas magic that will help Santa’s sleigh lift off the ground on Christmas Eve! Once you adopt a virtual reindeer, you can interact with it to fill the Christmas Magic Meter™. You can also earn Elf Pets® Care Badges™ in two ways: 1. By loving and nurturing this app’s virtual reindeer, and 2. By caring for the real reindeer pet included in the Elf Pets®: A Reindeer Tradition box set. Use this app to do your part to help Santa’s sleigh fly!
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Christmas Nativity Scene APP: Kids can use My Nativity Scene to create their own version of Jesus’s birthplace. This is a drag and drop creative app with over 60 characters and items to use to make your own personal nativity scene. You can choose backdrops that are daytime or night, indoors or outdoors. Finished scenes can be easily shared as eCards or saved to the camera roll.
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