Utica, NY (WIBX) - Santa Claus is opening up the phone lines beginning today from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

You can call the Ho Ho Hotline and let Santa know what you want for Christmas this year, as long as you promise to be good.

Leslie Lawrence, who works full-time as the Director of Saint Luke's Adult Day Health Program and part-time at the North Pole, says this is the sixteenth year of the program. She says that every year they get lots of surprise questions and comments from little callers, some even wondering what kinds of cookies Santa and the reindeer like.

The number for the Ho Ho Hotline is: (315) 624.4525.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will take turns taking calls up until and including Friday, December 21st.

And, oh yes, Leslie says that Santa and the reindeer are not picky eaters, and like all cookies as long as they are made with love.