Children can leave a voice mail message for Santa. Tribune File photo
Children can leave a voice mail message for Santa. Tribune File photo


Your children can call Santa Claus and tell him their Christmas wishes

By Kaitlyn Alanis

November 10, 2017 12:07 PM

If your children are worried a handwritten note to Santa in the North Pole just won’t get there in time for Christmas, the jolly old man has a solution.

Children can give Santa a ring and let him know all about their Christmas wishes and holiday cheer.

When you call, you’ll be greeted by Santa’s “Ho, ho, ho” and a message from Mr. Claus himself:

“Merry Christmas! This is Santa Claus and you have reached my personal hotline,” he says in the voice mail message. He then goes on to let children know he is busy making toys to deliver on Christmas morning.

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Santa then plugs in a special reminder:

“Be good and don’t forget to always listen to your parents ... Remember kids ... I know who’s been naughty and nice.”

To leave a message for Santa, just call 951-262-3062.

And if you’re wondering who is monitoring Santa Claus’ number, that would be, according to the Grunion.

“The way that children connect with Santa is evolving and we are excited to help connect today’s next generation of communicators to Santa over the phone,” Dave Erickson, president of, said.

Lawn mower repairman Al Switzer has been playing Santa since the age of 25. Switzer’s long hair and white beard are real. He doesn’t need to pad his figure with pillows. Though the lines that separate Santa and Switzer have blurred over the years,


Kaitlyn Alanis: 316-269-6708, @kaitlynalanis