Top NORAD Santa Tracker Tweets My 6-Year-Old Would Like to See

For more than 50 years(!), the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), have been in charge of one critical Christmas mission: providing updates on Santa’s journey around the world on December 24.

The story of how NORAD came to be in charge of tracking Santa each year is super charming, and NORAD hasn't exactly been sitting on their holiday laurels since -- they've been quite busy in recent years updating all the technology behind the Santa Tracker. There's the NORAD Tracks Santa website, which features a Countdown Calendar, a Kid’s Countdown Village with holiday games and activities that change daily, and video messages from students and troops from around the world -- and there are of course some apps for that, too.

Also, it wouldn't be 2011 if you couldn't connect with NORAD's Santa Tracker via social media, right?


For real-time information, links, prizes and more, you can "like" NORAD on Facebook, or follow NORAD on Twitter. The NORAD updates look like a lot of fun, but I asked my 6-year-old what he thought the funniest Santa news could be, and, well, being as how he's a 6-year-old boy, he thought it would be hilarious if Rudolph got "the soupy poops."

In other words, my son's ideal NORAD Twitter stream would totally go like this:

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that's NOT what we're going to see on Christmas Eve, so you should go ahead and follow NORAD on Twitter without worrying about your stream being filled up with reindeer poo.

Does your family watch the NORAD Santa Tracker? Are you using any of the newfangled tech options?

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