http://northpole.com: Christmas crafts and recipes, educational worksheets, stories, games, and coloring pages highlight this site. You can also make and print personalized Christmas stories. There’s no need to register and, while there is a gift shop, all other activities are free.
www.whychristmas.com: Want to know why we have Christmas trees, how mince pies were originally made, or the story behind the nativity? Then, this is the site for you. There are pages of clickable links explaining Christmas traditions, and how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world. There are plenty of activities and, unlike other sites, it’s an ad-free zone.
www.portablenorthpole.com/en/: Setting the benchmark, many parents will be familiar with the gorgeous, personalized video messages from Santa on PNP. The quality is excellent and Santa is very authentic. The video messages are fully customizable and completely free (with optionally paid versions too.)
http://the-north-pole.com/: This is, essentially, Christmas karaoke. Skip past the home page, and go to “sing-along carols,” where you’ll find around 50 well-known Christmas songs. Click on each one to see the lyrics and hear the music. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along, too.
www.christmas-cookies.com/: For Christmas baking recipes, this site is a one-stop shop – 570, in fact. With everything from butterscotch gingerbread people to candy cane cookies to pumpkin praline pie, you’re sure to find something you like. The site is simple to use and the recipes are easy to follow.
http://northpoletimes.com: This newspaper-themed is easy to use. There are games, crafts, recipes, and printable coloring pages, as well as a naughty or nice list and you can even exchange emails with Santa.