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Google makes custom holiday videos

The holiday season is here and just about everyone's getting into the spirit of things — even Google. The search engine giant has set up a website which allows folks to send delightful (and customized) video greetings to their friends.

The site is called Send a Call From Santa and it — as that name reveals — lets you create and send messages which appear to be made by dear ol' Santa.

All you have to do is click through a handful of prompts which ask about you and your message's recipient. (Some of the questions may seem silly, but you'll understand why they're necessary as soon as you preview the first video.)


Once you've gotten through the questions, you'll be asked how you wish to send your video greeting — via email or Google+. Make that choice and that's it — your friend will receive a video like this one:

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