NORAD Tracks Santa: 17 days and counting


Since Santa Claus has been tracking whether we’ve all been bad or good this year, it’s only fair we have a way to track Santa on Christmas Eve so we know when to check our stockings for coal. And in just under 17 days the  North American Aerospace Defense Command will help us do that.

That’s right — NORAD Tracks Santa is back!  And NORAD has launched this calendar of games to help us keep track of time before it keeps track of Santa.

I tried all the of the games to date. The game from  Day 1 is, in a word, addicting. But I only play it at home and I recommend you do the same.  Really, it’s the only way to stay on Santa’s good list.

This is a bittersweet year for NORAD Tracks Santa. As the agency gears up for its 54th Santa tracking, it remembers the agency’s first Santa tracker, Ret. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, who died earlier this year.  You can read about Shoup and how he started this annual mission here.


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