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Tracking Santa Claus

Google & the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have teamed up to help you follow Santa as he travels around the world.

You won’t miss a thing if you tune into www.noradsanta.org. There you can see Santa’s current location & his next stop on a Google Map.  You can also watch the “Santa Cam” videos by clicking on the camera icons & learn more about each city Santa visits by clicking on the gift icons.

If you’re the 3D-loving type, you can switch over to the (much more attractive) Google Earth view with the Google Earth plugin which you can install here.

Mobile access is also supported.  Just visit m.noradsanta.org on your mobile phone’s browser, or search for “santa” in Google Maps for mobile.

Finally, you can track Santa via Facebook and Twitter over at @noradsanta. For some slightly more advanced tips on how to track Santa this year, check out this page.

We hope Santa Claus finds his way to your home & you get all the gifts you wished for!



Filed under About Americana

The Christmas Sweater


An "Ugly" Christmas Sweater Party in America - Photo via Kables

A Christmas sweater is a sweater decorated in glittery snowmen, Santa Claus, trees, Rudolph and just about anything else that shows the world that you’re ready to celebrate the holiday.  In the U.S., Christmas sweaters have long been the preferred seasonal attire for grandmothers, school teachers and just about anyone else who is willing to pay for a sweater that can only be worn two weeks out of the year.

via UglyChristmasSweaters.info

Recently, the “ugly Christmas sweater” phenomenon has caught on in America, where young hipsters are ironically wearing their merry knitted confections around the holidays.  Some people have even been known to host “ugly Christmas sweater” parties around the holidays.  No matter who wears them out in public during the holiday season, coolness is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Ho! Ho! Ho!


Filed under Christmas Sweater, Pullovers