New Virtual ‘Dear Santa’ Program for the Lansing Area
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - Santa is coming to town in a holiday program on HOMTV. This year, local children will have the opportunity to send in their holiday wishes and questions to the North Pole and have Santa respond to them on television.
‘Dear Santa’ will feature multiple family friendly activities including a holiday craft, story and sing-along. Children and parents are encouraged to record a video message to Santa sharing their Christmas wish or asking a holiday-themed question.
“For many, 2020 has been a very difficult year in the midst of a global pandemic. With the holiday season fast approaching, we thought we could bring a little Christmas cheer to those children who may not be able to visit Santa in person this year,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates. “Our ‘Dear Santa’ program will help give families a way to make memories and fill their homes with a little magic during these uncertain times.”
To submit your free video message to Santa:
• Record your child(ren)’s message using a camera or cell phone. The message should include the child’s first name, age and Christmas wish or question to Santa. For best video quality, record the message horizontally in a well-lit, quiet area.
• Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Include “Dear Santa Submission” in the subject line of the email.
• Send in your video message by 9:00 am on Thursday, December 10th.
• Videos must be 1 minute or less in length.
As an alternative to sending a video message, families can also submit letters to Santa in an email. The letters would then be read out loud within the televised program.
‘Dear Santa’ will air on HOMTV, Comcast Channel 21 beginning Monday December 21st. Air times will be posted on HOMTV’s website. For those who live outside the viewing area, the program will also be available to view on-demand at www.homtv.net. Video clips from the program, including message submissions, may also be shared on HOMTV’s Facebook page, YouTube Channel and other social media platforms.
By sending in a submission, parents grant HOMTV permission to use the video message across multiple outlets including airing on the HOMTV channel, website and social media accounts.