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How to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Technology just keeps getting better. You don't even need a computer these days to track Santa's whereabouts. NORAD, the military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada, has several ways for you and your family to track Santa on New Year's Eve.


The official web site has a countdown clock, an interactive game section and lots of info on the jolly ole elf including the best FAQ ever. Sample: "How can Santa travel the world within 24 hours? Norad NORAD intelligence reports indicate that Santa does not experience time the way we do..." You can also go back to the site on Dec. 24 and download the Google Earth plug-in to track his flight on Google Earth.


The facebook page has status updates on Santa's whereabouts. Today's post was a message from the NORAD commander. 


Follow @noradsanta to get up-to-the minute tweets like " @noradnorthcom radar just detected movement at the North Pole International Airport! #Santa

Go mobile:

On Dec. 24, open Google Maps for mobile and do a search for "Santa" to see his latest location.

In your car:

If you have an OnStar equipped vehicle, press the OnStar button anytime on Christmas Eve to locate Santa!