The Saturday Post: A personal call from Santa edition

This is not a sponsored post. This is not a review. This is, though, a post about Send Santa Calls, a holiday service offering personalized recorded phone calls from Santa to a child for $4.99 (a portion of which benefits Salvation Army). It's a pretty cool thing to share with a kid who still believes in the big guy.

I received a promo code for a free call to each of my grandsons—a no-obligation perk shared by Vibrant Nation, of which I'm member. After dinner Thursday night, I made use of one of those codes, arranging for Santa to check in on Bubby.

Here's how the unexpected call went down:


It's a little hard to hear over Mac and his dancing and such, so here is the transcript of Santa's call to Bubby:

Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas, <Bubby>. This is Santa Claus, and I'm calling you all the way from the North Pole. I was busy trying to make my list but I needed help trying to figure out who's been naughty or nice this year. So I decided to call your mom and dad. They told me that you've been at the top of their nice list all year long. Now I had my elves check the list again, because we do check it twice, and they found out not only have you been good all year, but you've been the best kid in <his state>. I even had the elves tell all the reindeer about how good you've been, and that we were coming to stop and visit your house first. You may not know this, but my elves stay busy all year long making toys for all the good boys and girls around the world. Now I had the elves bring me your list, and I see you want Legos <toy personalization chosen from a drop-down list>. Now I won't say you'll find everything you want under your Christmas Tree, but if you're extra special good, I'll see what I can do, ok? Oh my the time sure does fly, and I do have a lot of other little boys and girls on my list to check on. But I just wanted to give you a special call to let you know that Mrs. Claus and I are so proud of you for being such a good boy. Now don't forget to leave me some milk and cookies, and you have a Merry Merry Christmas...and remember, Santa's always watching.

Bubby received the "Merry Christmas" version of the Santa call. There is a second option, the "Be Good" option in which the person arranging the call can choose from a list of infractions (fighting with one's brother, not doing homework, fighting with Mom, and so forth) for which Santa can gently admonish the little one to shape up as "Santa's watching."

It's a cute and inexpensive way to share some holiday magic—something we all could use a little more of, especially today.