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Where's Santa? Track Him Live from Grosse Pointe!

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.

They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children—from Grosse Pointe and around the world—to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve.

Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time.

The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than one million "likes."

In addition to keeping tabs on Santa's whereabouts, there is plenty to do on NORAD's Santa-tracking site. Check out Kids' Countdown Village, which has more than two dozen games for children to play.

Not near a computer today? NORAD's Santa Tracker is mobile, too. Download the Android or iPhone app and let your kids track Santa from your phone.

Looking for additional ways to track Santa? Follow NORAD on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Merry Christmas and have fun!

GP For Life December 24, 2012 at 01:21 PM
The most elusive threat to our national airspace versus the most advanced radar and satelite network of all time. A battle for the ages. Bring it on, fat man. In all seriousness, the story about how they came to do this every year is one of those Christmas stories that brings tears to my eyes. It's great to see such an instrument of war put to such a use, if only for one day a year. That said, I think the F-22 might have a chance this year.

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