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Dec 22, 2009 11:28 AM by Kate Mundy

Get Messages and Texts from Santa

Time is running out to contact Santa with your wish list. He'll soon be flying around the world to deliver gifts.

Monday at the Mall of Acadiana, lines were wrapping around the center island. Hundreds of children and their parents waited patiently to see the North Pole's most popular resident. "If you don't tell him what you want, you'll get no presents," said 6 year old Dylan Delahoussaye.

There's not much time to let him know you've been good this year. "I think he's my best friend, because he makes toys for nice little boys and girls,l" said Sara Lasalle.

IHe's there from 10:00am-9:00pm through Wednesday. On Christmas Eve, get there well before 6pm, because he's gotta fly.

If an in-person visit to the big guy isn't possible, The Portable North Pole console brings Santa Claus to you. "I was afraid I might have trouble reaching you all the way in Louisiana," said Santa on the video message.

The free website lets you personalize a message from Santa that you can share by email, Facebook and Twitter. I sent a message to my son after uploading some information and a picture. "Look at that beautiful brown hair," said Santa. Traffic on the site is heavy, so be patient. They've sent out about a million messages over the past month.

Sending a letter to Santa has never been easier. You can do it northpole.com and you'll get one back at no cost.

If text messaging is your thing, Santa is now taking wish lists from AT&T customers at no charge. Just text SANTA to 1224, he'll respond, then send him your list.

And if you want to track his every move. NORAD is following him across the world starting on Christmas Eve.

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