Parents no longer have to don awful-smelling, red suits or over-indulge in cookies and milk on Christmas Eve to have their kids believe in the magic of Santa, thanks to a cool new app from creative agency Zulu Alpha Kilo and their children’s charitable partner. Parents can share their kids’ awe of the season when they prove Santa’s existence and show them incredibly believable video footage of Kris Kringle making personal visits to their actual living rooms, using a free app called Kringl. The easy-to-use app merges pre-formatted video scenes of Santa drinking milk, checking his list, searching for your child’s gifts or realizing he is being recorded with video footage of your living room, and together recreates the magical story of Santa.
Available on December 6, just in time for Christmas, the free app can be downloaded at either the iTunes App Store or Google Play and can be used on various Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Parents can use their imagination to create their own personal Christmas video scenes that can also be shared with friends and family on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.
First, start by selecting one of five Santa vignettes, then film the living room or whatever location you choose on an iPhone or Android device, and finally, place Santa in the scene to show the kids the magic of his visit. To make it even more believable, parents can easily adjust the lighting and size of jolly old Saint Nick so that he seamlessly fits in the scene. The app is also collecting donations to extend the spirit of the season for other children, and users are more than welcome to donate to Make-A-Wish® Canada through the app. It’s a great way to help spread a little holiday magic.
- 5 free and unique Santa scenes featuring:
- Santa checking to see if you’re on his list
- Santa setting down his heavy bag of presents
- Santa searching for your gift
- Santa realizing you’ve caught him on film
- Santa enjoying your cookies and milk
- Share videos with your social networks or save them to your phone
“Each year since Zulu was founded, we’ve done something as an agency that aims to inspire more creativity in the world while making our society a better place,” said Zak Mroueh, chief creative officer & CEO at Zulu Alpha Kilo. “This year, we were inspired to see how we could keep the magical spirit of Christmas alive. To take it a step further, we found a great charitable partner to help raise money for a Canadian children’s charity. Is Santa real? We believe so and now we can help others prove it too.”
Requires iOS 6.0 or later, optimized for iPhone 5. Compatible with:
- iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c or 5s
- iPad 2, 3, 4, mini or Air
- iPod touch 4th or 5th gen
Requires Android OS 4.0.3 and higher