Santa video is fun for the kids


Santavideo Just in time for the holidays, a new web service lets you create a custom video message from Santa for any child on your Christmas list.

Sympatico / MSN’s new Portable North Pole tool gives users the ability to choose a series of custom options such as the child’s name, age, location and even a digital photo, which is then included in the final video message from Santa.

The result is a fun, 1 minute video which won’t fool a media-savvy 8 year old, but will definitely generate some awe in the little ones at home.

It’s a slick production, and the inclusion of the child’s photo (optional) will give the video extra wow-factor and definitely inspire a lot of kids to ask “How did Santa get my picture?”.

The final video URL is private, and will be provided both at the end of the creation process and in an email to the creator. You can then share the video with friends and family if you wish.

Portable North Pole is available in French too: Père Noël Portable

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45 comments

  1. kevin howells

    Cool idea – might be better if the final URL did not have the blurb about " create a video for another child". Gives it away even if the child is not tech savvy

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  2. brianna roberts

    hi brianna, i see you have been a really goog girl this year, i have been watching you very closely. i see you are doing really good in school and got some 100%s in some tests. keep up the good work. i will see that you will get the things you asked for and some suprisesto. mrs. clauses cold is finally better but she still gets tired out when she makes cookies for me, ho ho ho. i heard you were to the doctor yesterday and she said you were growing up soooo tall. that is so cool. well you are 9 years old now and growing fast, soon be taller than your nan. well i must go now and answer some more letters. remember santa loves you . bye for now sants.

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  3. Travis Bentall

    Travis is 4 years old likes to snowmobile and 4 wheel he has his own of both . he wants a wooden train,remote control car a drive in drag strip travis put a t for travis on most of the boys toys in the sears wish book i told him he cant have everything it was up to you

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  4. CB

    sounds like a great idea and i tried it out but it doesn't seem to be working for me. the very last page gives me an error message everytime.

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  5. magi devine

    when is the personalized video message from santa ready for 2009?
    my son loved it last year n wld love ot send him it again this year

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  6. Carrie

    Hi all,

    i am so glad that the message is goingto be available this year as my kids loved it last year.
    Does anyone know the website link?

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  7. magi devine

    hi Carrie
    i have been tryin to get it n it still no on it yet iv just been pressing the bit at top of here portable north pole but it keeps sayin website not found so if u get the link cld u please let me know incase i am tryin the wrong 1
    thnx
    x

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    • magi devine

      hiya
      sent my son the vid yday he loved it was so chuffed

      can u not view last years videos i was wanting to c if u cld download it or keep it for my son?
      this years vid doesnt say thier names but he has the pic on his book but still love it 4 e kids

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  8. AuntieKK

    This was the highlight for my two young nieces last year. The website says it should be available within a couple of days.

    I appreciate this feature so much for the fun it brings to the little ones.

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  9. magi devine

    hiya
    i got to send a vid last week but wen i went to go on it again it was gone again sayin it wld be up in a few days but it has been sayin tht for a while now
    i dont kno wot happened to it y it worked for tht 1 time

    but if anyone knows when it will be up and running can thy let us kno
    thnx

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  10. darlene

    i can only get as far as the upload of the photo page and it keeps coming up “error on page” i love this so much for my 5 yr old but i think the photo makes all the difference. who ever came up with this is a genious! but please tell me how i can actually upload a photo..i saw my neices, now i so want to do one for my son..

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  11. Isabell Castledine

    I AM TRYING TO DO THIS FOR MY GRANDAUGHTER, AND GRANDSON.
    DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO, AND GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION THAT
    YOU NEED FOR THE VIDEO, TO SEND TO THEM.

    R.S.V.P. PLEASE

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  12. Laura

    I keep getting an error message 404. When will they be fixing it. I use Firefox and HS internet. Everything is up to date on my end.

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  13. Alan

    Same as Lura above. Get 404 error on last page. On clicking the emailed link, same problem. Have shrunk jpg photo’s to about 40k. Based in Ireland, using Chrome, Win XP and have 10mbit broadband so connection speed not a problem …….. any ideas?

    PS did it a 2nd time for other son and got it to replay but didn’t show picture.

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    • amy

      same keeps happening to me,get rite to the end then it says error 404! infuriating! any ideas when it will be working?

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  14. Elise

    The site seems to be working but I have tried multiple times to have it upload my selected photo, even tried different ones, and this part of the site just isn’t working for me. Any one else run into the same difficulty? If so, were you able to find a way to correct it??

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  15. Elise

    Optionally, Google using the search term “free personalized santa video” and you will be presented with some other options for different sites that have something similar that may work just as well or better.

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  16. magi devine

    i got it workin n sent my son it pure chuffed with it
    is thr anyway u can watch last years video again i tried it but it no lettn me put in my code?
    x

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    • magi devine

      im the same iv been tryin but dont think u can which is a shame coz it wld be good thing to keep for the kids but iv no found anythin tht lets u download if u find if u can wil u let me kno please?
      thnx
      magi

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  18. rach

    cant get it to work when i click on a selection child, teen etc and hit next the same page appears….i cant get anywhere any ideas

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  19. Makya

    Hi, kya I have seen u have been an ok little girl this year. Try hard to listen to your mom and dad because they love you very much.

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  20. annie

    this is daft…duznt work at all…says error 404, tried to report it and just gives a troubleshoot about being stuck on page 1! and no tech team to give an update? waste of time…

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  21. robin shanks

    I have tried to create a santa video this year and I can’t up load the video. I get the other santa video .but not the one where santa is using the map and showing where the north pole is located. I would love tho have this video it’s the best.

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