Surprise! You can keep up with all the updates from the North Pole this holiday season.

Who needs Elf on a Shelf when you can talk directly with Santa? This year, Santa goes high-tech and he wants you to be in his contact list! 

"It’s 2019 and if you didn’t know by now, Santa is hip and with it: he texts! For the Christmas season, Santa wants to text you and your family updates as he prepares for his favorite night of the year," says SlickText.com, the company that will be helping Santa deliver his digital messages.

No matter your age, or if you are on the naughty or nice list, Santa wants to connect with you from Dec. 1 through the big day, Christmas, Dec. 25.

Signing up is totally free (though your usual text rate may apply through your carrier), and you will be receiving texts from Santa himself, and occasionally Mrs. Claus and elves, if you're lucky. Santa will send age-appropriate messages for everyone, so be sure to mark what age group you are signing up for when you register to communicate with the North Pole. 

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Courtesy of SlickText.com

According to SlickText.com, Santa will check in once every five days starting on Dec. 1, and once a day in the week before Christmas. Be sure to answer back to his first text, so he knows that you are ready for some festive fun!

He loves to share jokes, sayings, recipes, facts, and other things that make the holiday merry and bright!

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Most importantly, if you sign up for texts from Santa, you won't be opening up your number to spam texts or sales pitch.

"Your phone number will only be used to send you texts from Santa. You won’t be asked to buy anything and you won’t be contacted again after Christmas. Santa gets a bit worn out after his big night and likes to hit the golf course for the rest of the year. If at any point you want to stop receiving texts from Santa you can always reply STOP to opt-out. We’re just doing this to spread Christmas cheer," says SlickText, a text marketing platform company. "We’re not making a dime off this project, we’re just doing it as our way of making the world a bit brighter at this time of the year. We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas (and a Happy New Year!)."

If you are interested in communicating with Santa this holiday, you can read more and sign up here.