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Magic Santa Key

Updated on November 25, 2014

When There's No Chimney, Santa Needs a Magic Key

When Santa first began delivering gifts all over the world many hundreds of years ago, nearly every house had a chimney to keep warm. But now electric heating has made chimneys obsolete in many homes. So how can Santa get into these houses to deliver the gifts?

The solution is easy. All you need is a magic Santa key. The key won't work for anyone but Santa. You simply leave it outside, and when Santa Claus arrives, he uses his Christmas magic to make it open the lock. Then he slips inside, delivers the gifts (or coal, if you've been naughty!) and leaves the key until next year. (You didn't expect him to carry millions of keys on his sleigh, did you?)

What? You don't have a magic Santa key yet? Then you better check below to see how to buy one or make your own before Santa arrives on Christmas Eve!

(Image of magic Santa key provided by amazon. See link below.)

Pick Your Magic Santa Key - Which one will help St. Nick get in your house?

If you choose to buy a key to help Santa Claus get in your chimney-less home, you'll have a variety of choices. Most come with a ribbon to hang the key on your front doorknob so Santa can find it easily. Some come with poems about how the key works. Others have keepsake boxes for storing the key during the year. Below are some keys you can buy on Amazon. You can also get Santa keys at some sites offering Santa letters, such as Santa's Official North Pole Mail.

Ganz A Key for Santa Ornament Zinc Set
Ganz A Key for Santa Ornament Zinc Set

This pewter key comes gift-boxed with a special poem on the inside that explains how Santa uses the key when there's no chimney in the house.

Grasslands Road Holiday Presents St. Nick's Magical Key Keepsake with Storybook, Gift Boxed
Grasslands Road Holiday Presents St. Nick's Magical Key Keepsake with Storybook, Gift Boxed

This metal key has a cloisonne finish and comes with a letter to Santa Claus inside story book box.

Wendell August Santa's Magic Key Ornament, Metal, Handmade in The USA Forge
Wendell August Santa's Magic Key Ornament, Metal, Handmade in The USA Forge

This beautifully crafted key is made in the USA by Wendell August Forge, the nation's oldest and largest forge.

The Magic Christmas Key Book and Key Gift Set, Hardback by Leann B. Smith (Author), Kp Richmond (Illustrator) by Pine Tree Publishing
The Magic Christmas Key Book and Key Gift Set, Hardback by Leann B. Smith (Author), Kp Richmond (Illustrator) by Pine Tree Publishing

In this book and gift set, Andy learns "All Things Are Possible When You Believe." Includes a pewter key with red ribbon.

magic santa key poem
magic santa key poem

Make A Key for Santa Claus

Just add a magic Santa key poem

Rather than purchasing a Santa key online, you can also make one at home. All you need is a key and a magic poem, such as the free printable magic Santa key poem available at Santa Letter

The short poem can be printed out on a piece of paper and attached to a key. You can use any key, although vintage-looking keys or skeleton keys work best. If you're using a regular key, you might want to attach a Santa Claus key ring to the key to make it look more festive. You can also use a piece of red ribbon to attach the poem to the key and leave room to loop it over a doorknob.

(Image copyright Santa Letter Used with permission)

Don't lock Santa out of the house. Make sure he has a magic Santa key!

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Gifts from St. Nick

Once he gets inside, Santa might want to leave one of these gifts

You can personalize these gifts online for a special surprise from Saint Nicholas.

Nice List Ornament with Child's NameCHECK PRICE

Personalized Nice List T-Shirt for KidsCHECK PRICE

Customizable Christmas MugCHECK PRICE

Do You Have a Magic Santa Key? - How does Santa get into your house?

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    • tea lady 2 profile image


      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I never new about Santa Keys...always had a fireplace for Santa!

    • KathyMcGraw2 profile image

      Kathy McGraw 

      6 years ago from California

      I have made these Magic Santa Keys before, but mine never had a cute poem. Glad to see you have a variety of these Santa Keys.

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      6 years ago

      I want a Magic Santa Key!

    • chas65 profile image


      6 years ago

      That was Squid Like #900 for me, got an extra 100 points.

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      A magic Santa key is a super idea! I remember as a child wondering how Santa got into our chimney-less house - can't remember what my parents said, though.


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