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Posted at 9:52 AM ET, 12/24/2010

NORAD Santa tracker, iPad carols and the digital Christmas guide

By Melissa Bell
NORAD santa tracker
Track Santa's trip on NORAD.

It's official: Santa Claus has set off in his sleigh, touching down in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, and heading west. Thanks to the NORAD Santa tracker, his flight pattern can be precisely watched. For 55 years, the bi-national U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada has also taken on the responsibility of watching Santa and his reindeer fly through the night as he delivers his toys.

This year, children can follow his trip on Google Maps, Google Earth or YouTube, or by calling 877-HI-NORAD (Faster Forward has the history of the NORAD tracker here).

The Santa tracker is only one of the many online ways to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Here's a few other digital tributes:

The iPad holiday card:

The iPad Christmas Carol:

The social media Nativity:

The Facebook Nativity:

By Melissa Bell  | December 24, 2010; 9:52 AM ET
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