Little kids everywhere are anxiously awaiting the big fat dude wearing a red suit to fly his magical sleigh thru the air led by reindeer to their house. This hefty man will climb up a chimney (most chimney’s are higher than the actual roof) and then slide down it with a bag full of toys that are most likely wrapped in the same wrapping paper as the other gifts that the child’s PARENTS purchased.
Sounds a little hokey, right?
I admit, while we truly and persistently remind our children (and ourselves) that the reason for the season is Jesus – the big fat man story is still told in our house.
So if you are going to lie – go out with a bang and the wonderful internet has plenty of ways to help you spread the lie about Santa. So if you are looking for how to trick your kids about Santa, here are a few resources, as Santa 2010 is online!
This clever website allows you to customize (for free) a video for your child or friend with photos, memorable moments and even things your child needs to work on. You can put your kid on the naughty or nice list. Very cute and well done.
I made YOU (check out your HOT! photo) a video, dear Blog Friend, click here to view.
Santa will call your child for free. You can choose from 3 different messages and the call comes shortly after you input your number. I am still waiting on my call. Maybe i’ve been too bad for Santa to call. :/
NORAD Tracks Santa
Santa has a lot of places to go on Christmas eve, but apparently this big guy can make it happen. We followed this last year, the kid’s adored it – but I just wish I could control the time that Santa visited our house so that there little butts would go to bed earlier!
For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santas flight.
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chiefs operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.
Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Millions of people who want to know Santas whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
Finally, media from all over the world rely on NORAD as a trusted source to provide updates on Santas journey.
I hope that you are able to stop and enjoy this week. Spend time with your family and friends.
Remember the reason for the season.
(hint: it ain’t Santa).
Speaking of Santa – here is my littlest Santa baby. 🙂