Skywatching for Santa

Ah, it really must be December: We’re getting ready to look to the skies for Santa.

One of our sister papers, the Palm Beach Post in Florida, reports that NORAD is once again officially on the case: “The North American Aerospace Defense Command powered up the radar Thursday in anticipation of the annual one-night, round-the-world-flight of a certain resident of the North Pole.

“For more than 60 years,” the Post writes, “NORAD has turned all of its tracking capabilities toward following the progress of Santa Claus and his reindeer as he takes flight on Christmas Eve. For the hardcore Santa follower, NORAD’s website does not disappoint. In the run-up to the big day, visitors can head to the website to watch a movie, play some games, hear some music and learn about St. Nicholas, his elves and his sleigh. NORAD also has a presence at the North Pole (check out the Secret Santa Files).”

You can find it all at Google’s got its own Santa tracker, too. Silly, sure — but why not? ‘Tis the season, and we could use it.

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