It started as a misdialed telephone call which ended up in Santa Barbara, but was soon followed by a second, a third, and then a flood of calls.
But, the man who accidentally received the calls from kids looking for Santa Claus embraced the situation, and now it’s become a tradition.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks to the Accidental Santa.
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The Accidental Santa Hotline is operating from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. PST today and tomorrow, and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. December 24th. The toll free number is 1-800-726-8222, and the chance for kids to talk to Santa, Mrs. Claus, or one of his helpers is free.