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This social network for Santa Clauses is the most wholesome thing to ever exist on the internet

There's more to being Santa than 'Ho, ho, ho!'


Matt Silverman


Posted on Dec 23, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:45 pm CDT

Portraying Santa Claus in the modern era takes a village. What’s the best way to whiten your eyebrows? Growing a beard, or applying one? How jolly is too jolly?

That’s where ClausNet comes in. It’s a social network, online forum, marketplace, and community where Santa performers can trade tips, tell stories, and learn the best ways to communicate with excited kids.

Michael Rielly has been portraying Santa Claus since he was 12 years old and founded ClausNet in 2007 after identifying a strong need for online Santa resources and camaraderie.

Michael Rielly as Santa Claus (ClausNet)
Michael Rielly as Santa Claus (ClausNet)

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet text live on stage) talk with Rielly about his personal tales of playing Santa, the evolution of ClausNet, and we’re visited by a VERY special additional guest…

Listen to episode 113 of #2G1P right here:

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*First Published: Dec 23, 2019, 7:00 am CST