It may be a Christmas like no other, but while many plans have been disrupted, you can at least rest assured the knowledge that it will be normal for Santa Claus

With large family gatherings and evenings banned, there is no better way to spend Christmas Eve than tracking Santa’s progress as he traverses the globe handing out gifts

Fortunately, modern technology means it’s easier than ever to find St To follow Nick on his way from country to country, being carried by his trusted herd of reindeer

There are a few options including the Norad tracker, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary However, many people opt for the bespoke Google version instead – this is how it all works

Launched in 2004, Google’s Santa Tracker has been getting more sophisticated lately, showing you how far it is from your location, how many gifts it has delivered so far, and even the weather conditions at its current location – you can find it here

You can visit it here to get the latest Christmas Eve updates (there is an app on Google Play too) It offers a dizzying array of features and interactive games to get you in the Christmas spirit

There are many more options available to you Just hit the play button on the animated home screen and you’ll be taken to a random option You can push home and then try another one if you don’t like it

Norad – the North American Aerospace Defense Command – has worked tirelessly over Christmas for 65 years to get detailed information about Santa’s location, which you can find once Christmas Eve starts here

There are various accounts of why, but legend has it that it all started in 1955 when a company ran a local newspaper ad with a phone number for a Santa Claus hotline so kids could call on Christmas Eve

Instead, they allegedly misprinted the number and managed to provide the contact details for Norad’s predecessor – the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center – instead

Regardless of the accuracy of the story, Norad has risen to the challenge with enthusiasm and drawn on its extensive resources to provide an accurate and timely record of Santa’s location

The organization now calls on a small army of volunteers every year to create their ever-fancy website The 65th anniversary version has a number of features to keep you entertained before the big day

You can also follow the Norad tracker via email at noradtrackssanta @ Outlookcom and available in the app in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store

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