Can’t get the kids to write a letter to Santa? Have them dial “Santa’s Hotline” 1-605-47-SANTA. Children can call (for free) and leave a message for Santa describing their holiday wishes through Dec. 25th. Some of the most popular items requested so far? American Girl dolls, video games, and baby brothers and sisters. (As part of the service, FreeConferenceCall.com is making a donation to Children Today, providing childcare to homeless families.)
Keep the number on hand. It may keep the kids distracted while you’re trying to get your own holiday errands done. Maybe threaten to leave a message for the big man himself if that naughty doesn’t turn into nice.