The Facts on Claus.com
Contact: Liz Kronenberger
Claus.com (www.claus.com) is the world’s most popular Christmas website for kids and parents.
Launched in 1995 as one of the first animated sites for kids in cyberspace, Claus.com celebrates its 7th
season of free Web holiday entertainment. Claus.com is produced by Spunky Productions, a division of
Universal Digital Communications.
November 1 – Dec. 31, 2001: Claus.com features interactive activities such as the Santa Spotter,
Naughty or Nice-O-Meter, original Web-toons, elf sing-a-longs, Magnetic Kinetic Toy-Making
Machine, e-mails back-and-forth to Santa, Village news reports, Santa’s house, “elfinizing” a Chevy
van, and many games. Kids and parents will find Grinch mischief throughout the Claus.com site, as
well as two new areas aimed at raising funds and awareness for kids who are seriously ill.
On November 20th only: To promote the home video release of Universal Studios’ The Grinch
starring Jim Carrey, the green Meany will “Grinchify” Claus.com by turning Santa’s Village entirely
green for a day.
On “Christmas Eve” December 24th only: Claus.com is launching Santa’s Sleigh Phone
exciting addition lets kids call Santa directly by phone while he is on his sleigh on Christmas Eve.
New to Claus.com 2001:
1) This year for the first time, the Grinch will infiltrate Santa’s Village and spread mischief throughout Claus.com as
part of a promotion for the home video release of Universal Studios’ The Grinch starring Jim Carrey. Kids and parents
will find all kinds of Grinch mischief throughout the animated, interactive Claus.com site, including:
Naughty Ratings: The Naughty or Nice Archives has turned into the Naughty Archives, where kids can get a
personalized Naughty Rating from the Grinch.
Elf School: The Grinch has taken over the school with his rule — “No games. No fun. No Christmas.” Kids
can earn their personalized Honorary Grinch Diploma.
Toy-Making Machine: The Grinch has hot-wired the Toy Hullaball