Track Santa's journey around the globe this Christmas Eve

Joanna Estrada
December 26, 2017

It's the question every good little girl and boy asks on Christmas Eve: When is Santa coming?

Amazon Alexa users can ask for Santa's location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill for Amazon Alexa, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.

Starting Sunday at 6 a.m. EST, anyone can check Santa's location through NORAD, which uses advanced technology to track everything in space and the skies around us.

If you'd prefer to track St. Nick via voice command, your Google Home and Amazon Alexa will have you covered, too.

This tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955, when a newspaper advertisement misprinted the phone number of commander in chief's operations hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) as the number which children can call to find out about Santa's whereabouts.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is preparing to track a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer around the world as it heads for United States airspace Sunday night. -Canadian command that monitors the skies over both countries.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump took phone calls from kids calling in to NORAD to keep tabs on Santa's progress, reports the Hill. Tracking opportunities are also offered through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Each volunteer was averaging about 80 calls an hour, he said. "That's better than asking for some toy or something", Trump said. "He's not a picky eater", McFarland said.

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