NORAD Santa tracker is one way to track Santa’s Christmas journey, according to a Dec. 24 International Business Times report. As this part of the world celebrates Christmas Eve, and in some homes, parents wrap presents, while children wait for Santa, there is no more mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Old. St. Nick. All it takes is a click of the button, thanks to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google.
According to NORAD, Santa is well on his journey delivering presents to all those who have been good this year. The route is “Asia, across to Africa, then onto Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America.”
The best way to track Santa is via the live stream mechanisms on both NORAD and Google.
The Associated Press reports that not everyone thinks NORAD is the best idea for children. One children’s advocacy group condemns the animated tracking video on the NORAD Santa tracker website because it allegedly “injects militarism into Christmas by showing fighter jets escorting Santa’s sleigh.”
NORAD defends the video, and proclaims it nonthreatening and safe for children, with spokesman U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, stating, “We really do feel strongly that it’s something that is safe and non-threatening, and not something that would negatively impact children. In fact, we think that it’s a lot of fun.”