SANTA CLAUS, IN, November 14, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Santa's Good List officially went digital this week, as Santa Claus unveiled his new free website where children can see if they've been naughty or nice. For the first time ever, boys and girls from around the world will now have access to Santa's Good List via computer by visiting http://www.SantasGoodList.org .---
"Santa's Good List is constantly changing, so it has previously been impossible to publish it", explained Mark Bulleit, one of two Santa Claus, Indiana residents who helped Santa launch the website. "Only now, with the power of the internet, is publishing a real-time list possible."
The website allows children to chat with one of Santa's elves, who quiz them on their behavior in such areas as making their bed, brushing their teeth and doing their homework. Children are asked to promise Santa that they'll work hard to improve any problem areas identified, and upon doing so, are recommended for Santa's Good List.
A special email from Santa alerts children that they've made Santa's Good List, and allows them to digitally flip pages to find their name on the all-important list.
"When it comes to online content for children, parents are often lucky simply to find activities that are absent of negative influences," said Kevin Klosowski, the other elf who worked on the site for Santa. "I love the fact that SantasGoodList.org engages children in a fun activity that truly promotes positive behavior."
Bulleit and Klosowski both reside in Santa Claus, Indiana with their families, and each has three young children of belief age. They cite their love of Christmas and their desire for safer and more wholesome children's activities as the driving force behind their efforts to help Santa with his website.
SantasGoodList.org was unveiled in Santa Claus, Indiana on November 8th as part of the town's annual Christmas Kick-Off. The event also featured the unveiling of the town's 2008 holiday postmark, perennially popular as the only Santa Claus postmark in the world, and the announcement of the grand marshal for the town's annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus, Indiana's largest annual Christmas event.
SantasGoodList.org is the official internet home for Santa's Good List. The free website enables children from around the world to chat with one of Santa's elves to find out if they have earned a place on Santa's coveted list. SantasGoodList.org is maintained in Santa Claus, Indiana, which has served as the official home of Santa's Good List for over 70 years. The town received that honor in 1935 when it began hosting Santa Claus year-round at Santa's Candy Castle, the first year-round Christmas-themed attraction in the world. SantasGoodList.org is free to use and is fully compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information, visit the website at http://www.SantasGoodList.org.
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