While the holidays will definitely look a lot different during these unusual times, kids are still counting on Santa Claus to make Christmas special. While you can have a socially distanced visit with the big guy at a mall, another new option is to have your kids receive a personalized video from Santa that they’ll want to watch again and again.

It’s The Real Santa uses technology to create and deliver a personalized Santa video visit so kids can experience a joyful greeting from the safety of home.


While you might not feel comfortable having your kids meet Santa in person this year, and sitting on a stranger’s lap is definitely out of the question, It’s The Real Santa is a pandemic safe solution to keeping spirits high when everything is different.

For $44.95 you’ll get a personalized video recording from the real Santa, addressing your children by name, mentioning their activities or pets and even commenting on their Christmas lists.

Co-founder Joe Harkins, aka “Santa Joe,” was running a successful Santa business when the pandemic hit. At the time, a former colleague and friend, Tom Lapke, had the foresight to know that COVID-19 would not be over by Christmas. He reached out to Joe with an idea to pivot and It’s The Real Santa was born.

Joe, a proud “Real Beard Santa” at 87 years old, has been a professional Santa actor for seven years, working with names like Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Anna Kendrick, Bill Ritter and Impractical Jokers on MTV.

If you’re looking for a way to make the holidays a bit more special this year, a video from Santa might be just the thing! Sign up today and you’ll get an extra video from Mrs. Claus at no extra charge.