Expanded Santa Tracker

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I do this every year.

I guess I’m just a kid at heart, because I feel the need to link to the Official NORAD Santa Tracker every year.
I doubt most of the readers of either of my blogs either bother with this because they don’t have kids, or they already know about it because, well, they’re geeks like me and have kids.  Still, the old softie in me can’t help but get warm feelings when I think about the possibility of kids tracking Santa Claus across the world, waiting for him to come and deliver their presents.
Also, I notice that this year, there seem to be some updates to this venerable old site!  Now there are games you can play, and a new one each day until Christmas Day, too!  And they have Christmas music and Santa-related videos.  The site also has some information about Santa himself and a technical paper about how, theoretically, his sleigh works.  And, if you’re really interested, they even have the history of the NORAD Santa Tracker and the story of how NORAD started tracking the jolly, old elf in the first place.

So, hey, it’s Friday, why not indulge your inner child and check it out?
Also?  I hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season!