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Track Santa with NORAD

This year, in the great writerly tradition of 'Show don't tell', when your children start asking when Santa will arrive, why not let them track cuddly old Chris Kringle with the help of NORAD's Santa Tracker.

 

 

 

I used it last year. It's a great way to ensure you don't put the cookies & milk out too soon or, if your kids are like mine, to tell you when to set the traps in front of the fireplace 



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bogwitch64
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, the days of waiting for Santa. Though my kids are all legally adults now, Christmas morning is the ONE morning of the year that they get up at 8:00 willingly. A little leftover Santa magic, ya think?
jongibbs
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Possibly. Either that or they just can't wait to see you open your gifts ;)
clarionj
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
"set the traps in front of the fireplace..."

LOL And what would they think if they caught something! But then, that's me, somehow still believing it's possible.
jongibbs
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
They're not actually trying to catch Santa, they just want his sack ;)
clarionj
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Ah! Clever kids. Just think what could be inside!
jongibbs
Dec. 21st, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe, whatever was in there, they'd sell on ebay :)
mtlawson
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
NORAD Santa is great! Our kids love it, and I pester a friend at work on Christmas Eve to make sure he doesn't forget either. (Like his son is going to let him forget...)
jongibbs
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
It's addictive, isn't it?
mylefteye
Dec. 21st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
My daughter Heather loved NORAD Santa last year. We've been regular visitors to the site this year since December 1st. At the ripe old age of eight, I fear this will be the last year she 'believes'.
jongibbs
Dec. 21st, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'm approaching 50, and though I long since stopped believing that Santa comes down the chimney, I still believe in the Christmas spirit. It's one of the few times of the year when folks have an excuse to be nice to each other for no other reason than it feels good.

To quote a certain 70s band, I wish it could be Christmas Every Day :)
sandrawickham
Dec. 21st, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
HA HA! Traps in front of the fireplace. Hmmm...that's a new one to me. I may just have to try that myself! ;)
jongibbs
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Be careful, that Santa's a tricky one ;)
norda
Dec. 21st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
It's not just for kids.

My dad is an aeronautical engineer [yes, theoretically he's retired now, but he's still kept his hand in the field], and he has had us tracking Santa with NORAD for more than a decade now.

It's become one of our favourite household traditions.
jongibbs
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
This is only my second year, but I expect to make it a tradition :)
kimberleylittle
Dec. 21st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's hilarious!
jongibbs
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
I think they post the actual 2009 tracker sometime on Wednesday :)
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