Two sites, santachats.com and www.santabot.com, allow children to type their messages to Santa and receive replies from him in real time. These websites are set up in chatroom-type formats.
Another fun way to talk to Santa is on videochatwithsanta.com. During the Christmas season, this site allows you to set up a time for your child to video chat with Santa. As of July 2015, it costs $9.95 for one call, and all the child needs is access to a telephone and computer so he can view Santa while they are speaking. The site also gives children the opportunity to email Santa a Christmas wish list.