News By Tag
News By Place
Naughty Or Nice? Kids Now Check The Internet
For the First Time Ever, Santa's Good List Available Online
The new free website was officially launched early this month in Santa Claus, Indiana, the festive Midwestern town that has served as the official home of Santa’s Good List for over 70 years. The town received that honor in 1935 when it began hosting Santa Claus year-round at Santa’s Candy Castle, the first year-round Christmas-themed attraction in the world.
“Santa’s Good List is constantly changing, so it has previously been impossible to publish it”, explained Mark Bulleit, one of two Santa Claus, Indiana residents who helped Santa make the digital leap. “Only now, with the power of the internet, is publishing a real-time list possible.”
The website allows children to chat with one of Santa’s elves, who quiz them on their behavior in such areas as making their bed, brushing their teeth and doing their homework. Children are asked to promise Santa that they’ll work hard to improve any problem areas identified, and upon doing so, are recommended for Santa’s Good List.
A special email from Santa alerts children that they’ve made Santa’s Good List, and allows them to digitally flip pages to find their name on the all-important list.
“When it comes to online content for children, parents are often lucky simply to find activities that are absent of negative influences,”
Bulleit and Klosowski both reside in Santa Claus, Indiana with their families, and each has three young children of belief age. They cite their love of Christmas and their desire for safer and more wholesome children’s activities as the driving force behind their efforts to help Santa take the virtual plunge.
# # #
SantasGoodList.org is the official internet home for Santa’s Good List. The free website enables children from around the world to chat with one of Santa’s elves to find out if they have earned a place on Santa’s coveted list. SantasGoodList.org is maintained in Santa Claus, Indiana, which has served as the official home of Santa’s Good List for over 70 years. The town received that honor in 1935 when it began hosting Santa Claus year-round at Santa’s Candy Castle, the first year-round Christmas-themed attraction in the world. SantasGoodList.org is free to use and is fully compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information, visit the website at www.SantasGoodList.org.