Thanks to NORAD, children young and old can keep track of Santa Claus as he journeys around the world toward Michigan
Monday, December 24, 2012
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and …
Each day leading up to Christmas Day, Patch will offer holiday-themed music playlists.
Do you hear what I hear? Christmas is a day away and the sights and sounds of the holiday season are in abundance. To get in on the holiday spirit, Patch is creating playlists of Christmas music each day to help spread the cheer. So here's the deal: Each day, from today through Christmas, we'll feature a uniquely different, themed Christmas music playlist. Today's theme is Traditional Christmas. We've hand-picked selections from artists spanning several areas covering more traditional holiday fare. You can listen here, free and legally (via Spotify), without leaving Patch! But we also want your input. Post in the comments what you'd like to see in future installments. The themes are as follows: So go ahead and click "play" at the top of…