Christmas Is Coming

My second traditional Christmas Eve post is a rehash of my favorite Christmas song of all time; namely, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. Yes, I posted this a week or so ago, but the tradition continues, repetitiveness be damned!

My runner-up is an odd choice, but my kids love it as much as the mainstream Christmas songs.

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Santa, Call The Ball

For the last decade or so, there have always been two posts every Christmas Eve. The first one is a great site for the kids. NORAD Tracks Santa follows Santa Claus in real time as her makes his deliveries, and tracks where he is at any given moment.

This site is really cool. It tracks Santa’s route in real time utilizing NORAD radar and Google Earth. His position is updated every five minutes, and even shows real “footage” of Santa flying through the different countries. When my kids first saw this, they were hooked. They were laughing and pointing, and just getting excited for the holiday. It was great to see.

Of course, the first time I checked it, Santa was in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Naturally, I had to snark, “Jeez, I hope he gets out of there in one piece.”

You can track Santa by heading to the website here.

Tracking The Most Important Bogey

It’s Christmas Eve, and regular readers know I have at least two traditional posts on this day. The first is NORAD Tracks Santa.

For those of you not in the know, NORAD Tracks Santa tracks Santa’s route in real time utilizing NORAD radar and Google Earth. His position is updated every five minutes, and even shows real “footage” of Santa flying through the different countries.

In our house, this is the best part of Christmas Eve, and it’s a family tradition.

NORAD Tracks Santa

Shhh, be very, very quiet. We’re tracking Santa!

That’s right, kids, it’s Christmas Eve and if you have little ones at home – as I do – you may be spending your day tracking Santa’s location as he delivers presents to the good little boys and girls.

NORAD Tracks Santa shows Santa’s exact location around the world, and records his magical flight.

In our house, this is the best part of Christmas Eve, and a family tradition.

You can track Santa by going here. Merry Christmas!

That’s A Wrap!

For as long as I can remember, every Christmas Eve here has featured NORAD Tracks Santa and my two favorite Christmas songs. The first one is “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. It is far and away, without a doubt, the best Christmas song of all time.

80’s kids may remember The Waitresses’ other hit, “I Know What Boys Like.”

And if there is a backup favorite, it would be this. Yes, I know “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC is an odd choice, but I’m a product of the 80’s.

This fantastic song is also featured in the ultimate Christmas movie, “Die Hard.”