The excitement of Christmas eve for many young children is unparalleled by most adult endeavors. How many times, as a parent, have you found yourself trying to explain how Santa delivers all those toys in one night? Or had to give your best guess to the question, "Where do you think Santa is right now?" Well, I've compiled a list of some of the best "Santa Trackers" online so you and your little ones can keep tabs on Santa Claus on the big day.

  • NORAD Santa Tracker

    NORAD (Yes, the North American Aerospace Defense Command) offers a Santa Tracker that, in theory, should be the best tracker in the world. You can get updates from the North Pole, enjoy some holiday activities, and follow their Twitter feed.

  • Google Santa Tracker

    Continuing their attempt to own everything, Google has their own Santa tracker. They also have a service for Santa to make personal phone calls, send Google+ messages, or emails to anyone you want. (They even have an Android application and Google Chrome extension.)

    Google Santa Tracker Screenshot
  • The Santa Tracker

    Track Santa, write Santa a letter, adopt and elf buddy or even control Santa's Christmas tree.

    The Santa Tracker Screenshot
  • Today Show Santa Tracker

    NBC's Today Show has their own Santa tracker to keep tabs on the big guy, along with a website full of holiday games.

    Today Show Screenshot
  • The Santa Tracker App

    They claim this app is, "The Best Santa Tracker on the App Store. 7 APPS IN 1 with enough great features to keep you entertained until Christmas day."

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