The North Pole has an added air of excitement this year with healthy snowfall and a record number of children on the nice list!

According to Santa, “With so many good boys and girls on the nice list this year, I’ve been especially busy reading thousands of letters and emails.”

To keep up with an increase in presents and production in the workshop, Santa and the elves have been working around the clock and Mrs. Claus says “everyone has been working overtime to prepare for Christmas Eve!”

Between preparing the sleigh, tending to the reindeer and managing the workshop, Santa has hardly found time to sit back and enjoy some of Mrs. Claus’s famous cookies, so Santa has partnered with his friends at Advantage Answering+ and set up a special holiday line to make sure all of the good boys and girls wishes are received.

From now until Dec. 26, 2014, everyone is invited to call (805) 546-1121 and leave Santa Claus a personal message. In addition to providing a direct line to Santa Claus, Advantage Answering+ is offering everyone an opportunity to receive a free copy of their child’s holiday message by emailing Please include your name and telephone number, along with the date of call, and with a little Christmas Magic, the Advantage Elves will send you a copy of your child’s message via email. “I am looking forward to the best Christmas Season EVER and am excited to hear from all the children on the Central Coast,” cheered Santa. “Be sure to get permission before calling, and have a Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho!”