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Create a Free Personalized Christmas Video Online

Updated on December 6, 2013

Make a Personalized Christmas Video with Ease

Would you like to send a personalized Christmas video from Santa Claus to your child this year or create an electronic holiday letter to send to your family and friends? Or how about a silly holiday video to make your friends smile? The sites listed on this page can help you create all of these types of videos using your own photos or video clips. They provide the technology and the holiday designs, and you just add your images to make a personalized creation that you'll love sharing with family and friends.

(Screenshot of Embossed Snowflakes card design by Smilebox)

Making a Free Personalized Christmas Video with Smilebox - Videos, slideshows, electronic invitations and much more

Smilebox makes it easy to create your own Christmas videos, slideshows, invitations, ecards, and much more. They provide the animated themes, and you simply need to drag and drop your own video clips or still photos. Then you can add your own text and select the music. They have designs for every holiday, as well as for other special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, baby showers and other events.

Below are just a few examples of holiday themes available to create a simple ecard or a lengthier slideshow. The slideshows below can be customized with up to 400 photos or video clips and your choice of songs, and the ecard can be customized with up to 3 photos or video clips.

Visit Smilebox to see all of their designs and create your own holiday video online.

personalized christmas video from santa claus
personalized christmas video from santa claus

Create a Personalized Christmas Video from Santa for Your Child

Your child will be amazed!

One of the best free Christmas video sites on the web is Portable North Pole. This site help you can create an amazingly believable personalized video from Santa Claus. In it, Santa says your child's name, pinpoints their hometown on a map, and shows photos of your child in the big book he undoubtedly uses to keep track of who's naughty and who's nice. And if there's any question about whether your child is on the Nice List this year, Santa can clear that right up and let your child know if they made it on the list.

This is an extremely fun way to keep the magic of Santa alive for your kids. It's completely free to create a standard video and share it online, or you can pay a small fee to download your video and save it forever. You can also get an upgraded video that includes a personalized Christmas carol, footage of Santa flying in his sleigh and other fun upgrades.

(Image copyright Portable North Pole)

Sample Santa Video - See an example of one of the premium videos

JibJab's holiday ecards Starring You! are an easy and fun way to create personalized videos with your own faces.

They offer a variety of silly holiday-themed animated videos. You can Scrooge yourself in the JibJab version of "A Christmas Carol," go to war with elves in Snowball Fight, don a holiday sombrero in Feliz Navidad or get your groove on in Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. And that's just the beginning. If you enjoy irreverent humor, don't miss The Buttcracker or A Farting Carol.

Many of these videos are only available to members, but a few of the animated videos and holiday ecards are completely free to create and share online.

It's a Snowball Fight! - You could star in this funny holiday video

This is one of the members-only videos available on JibJab.

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More Places to Create a Personalized Christmas Video

Make free short holiday videos at these sites

Want more options? You can also create free holiday videos at these sites.

One True Media - Free videos at this site are limited to 30 seconds, and you'll only be able to upload 100MB of data each month with a free membership. Membership options include a monthly or yearly plan. The annual membership subscription includes a credit for a free DVD.

Animoto - 30-second videos are free with the Lite user plan. Paid plans include the ability to create longer videos, download your videos, and get access to more music choices. The Pro plan also includes free HD upgrades.

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      ChristmasIdeaShop 4 years ago

      I probably will not be making a video but it is a GREAT idea for family that cannot be together for Christmas.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Personalized Christmas Videos is a great idea.

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      chas65 4 years ago

      Those were some awesome resources, especially the Santa one. What fun a child would have watching Santa sending them a special message via video.

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      What a really great idea! It's the perfect gift for grandparents who live far away. Nicely done!