When I was a kid, I couldn’t sleep on Christmas Eve. I thought if I kept my eyes open long enough, I’d see the big man in red putting a Cabbage Patch Kid for me and a Transformers action figure for my brother under the tree in our living room. My parents tried to convince us that Santa didn’t visit the homes of kids who didn’t go to sleep on Christmas Eve, and that (or was it the tryptophan in the Christmas turkey?) usually was enough to lull us into dreamland.
But we were kids before the Internet allowed kids to track Santa’s flight path. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa and his reindeer on their Christmas Eve delivery route, and kids can follow along — and receive FREE updates from the North Pole — at the NORAD Tracks Santa website. How does it work? We hear that NORAD uses infrared technology to track the light on Rudolph’s red nose. The site also features games, movies, music and more to keep kids entertained while they await the sounds of hooves on their rooftops.
Follow along with your kids tonight and keep the magic of Santa alive for another year. Merry Christmas!