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    Santa apps for 2017

    Everyone knows how exciting the two weeks leading up to Christmas can be, especially for kids. As we near the peak of the holiday season, PC Mike Wendland delivers an early gift to you – three Christmas-excitement building apps. Sleeps to Christmas 2 is a Christmas countdown app featuring animated characters and a bunch of fun holiday songs. The main purpose is to help build excitement for the big day, by providing countdown information right down to the second.. The app is free for iOS. Message from Santa lets parents to customize phone calls and interactive texts directly to Santa Claus. Kids can record a voicemail message. They can check…

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    2016 Santa Apps

    With Thanksgiving a distant memory, children and parents have turned their thoughts to Christmas – specifically, Santa Claus. With the right app, kids can connect directly with the big man. Parents parents will find the apps especially useful, too. A Call From Santa is exciting for kids, but useful for parents, as well. Tell Santa a few details about your child and the big man calls back with a personalized message. The app can also be used to report naughty children, helping with behavior issues. There’s also a way for children to call and leave a voicemail with Santa containing their wish lists – a message easily accessed by parents for…

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    Santa Apps for Christmas 2014

    Christmas is right around the corner and if you have young ones, chances are the excitement is at a fever pitch. You can tap into that and have a lot of fun watching the sparkle in your children’s eyes through some fun apps and holiday websites. I have some suggestions. The perennial favorite Christmas site is NORAD’s Santa Tracker, an all-platform app and website that lets kids check up on Christmas Eve planning before the deliveries start, then track and monitor Santa’s global travels. To keep the kids amused for hours, check out Northpole.com, a site that has all sorts of games and places to visit at the North Pole – from…