The Portable North Pole (PNP) – Review

December 9th, 2016 by Amanda with no comments

For all of you that have not heard of The Portable North Pole (PNP), it allows Santa to send personalized video messages to children and adults all around the world. More than 150 million video messages from the PNP digital platforms have been viewed by Santa fans around the world since its launch in 2008.


Portable North Pole videos come in two main types: Christmas and birthday greetings which are FREE to use.

You can also buy a Video Pass or Magic Pass to get more Santa screen time, extra personalization options, more photos and scenes from his village in the North Pole.  Plus the long-anticipated Santa’s Verdict that lets your loved one know if they are on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list.


We have been very lucky to be able to review the Magic Pass. It has a lot of different options to personalize your calls and videos. It is really amazing to see how your kids react to a call or video from Santa!

PNP is also available on mobile phones and tablets via a free downloadable mobile application. This app is compatible with Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) as well as most Android phones and tablets. The PNP mobile app features access to the Free and Premium videos, exclusive games, synchronization with your own account on the web and much more.

The Magic Pass (which lasts a year) costs $9.99 and offers:

  • Unlimited Premium Videos
  • The Reaction Recorder
  • Unlimited Santa Calls
  • HD downloads
  • Storytime with Santa
  • And you can get a Santa-Approved Certificate to print for each of your videos


The website and app are very easy to use. You have the parent’s corner and the kids corner on the app version. You should use a password to access the parents corner. This way your kids will not discover that you are behind the making of calls and videos so you get to keep the magic alive.

To personalize the videos and calls you only need to put your child’s name and a nickname, their birthday and a photo. You can specify if the child is a boy or a girl too. Also, it has the spelling-sound of your child’s name so then he can pronounce it properly.

You can add multiple children to your account.  One feature that I like a lot is that you can choose which phone number you want Santa to use to call your little one.  You can choose from so many different messages for Santa to use according to your child’s behavior. For example,had a great accomplishment, or if they that they need to try harder to behave better, or that they should listen to their parents, etc.

For the videos, you can also personalize it with lots of photos and key information that makes the video even more realistic.  When you do videos you receive an email confirmation and a reminder that your video can be viewed via a mobile app too. This message can be sent to you or your relative’s e-mail and can also be saved in HD to watch whenever you want to. It is really great!



*Disclaimer: I was given a special code in order to review The Portable North Pole (PNP) site. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.