NORAD is once again providing a live stream of Santa Claus' trip around the world as he delivers presents to good little girls and boys.
The North American Aerospace Defense Commandis returns for its 61st year of tracking the progress of Santa on Christmas.
As the company explains, "NORAD's 'Santa Cams' will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, at 6 a.m. EST, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa's whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any time on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa's location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa."
The stream of Santa Claus' voyage is available at NoradSanta.org. You can also access the free stream through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+ by typing "@noradsanta" into the search bar. The site includes games and activities and is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Italian and Japanese.
The idea for NORAD's Santa tracking began in 1955, "when a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct - only the number was misprinted," says the organization. "Instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the Crew Commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. Thus began the tradition, which NORAD carried on since it was created in 1958."
You can also live tweet and follow along with others looking for Santa by using hashtag #NORADTracksSanta on Twitter.