Aged 3 and 6, the boys from Wisconsin were under the impression that the best way to contact Santa’s North Pole was by phone, especially when it came to matters as urgent as trying to get their wish lists to the big guy on time.
Using their Dad’s cellphone to dial 911, the youngsters were hopeful of being connected to St Nick.
So imagine their surprise (and their Dad’s) when police arrived at their Mayville home near Milwaukee shortly after.
The officers offered the boys some words of advice: If you want to talk to Santa, do it in person.
The boys are now hoping they don’t make it onto Santa’s naughty list this year.