Call Santa and Track Santa With A Little Help From Google

Posted on Dec 19 2010 - 4:15am by Kyle

While Carol Bartz CEO at yahoo is playing Scrooge this year her nemesis Eric Schmidt and the Google team have helped get kids ready for Santa Claus!

Santa is herding up the reindeer as we speak and Rudolph is changing the lightbulb in his nose.  In this technological age there are more and more tools to help you and the kids track Santa, email Santa, text Santa, watch Santa and now even call Santa.

In addition to the NORAD official Santa Claus tracking station online here kids can use Google Earth to track Santa’s progress from start to finish. You can see when Santa is close enough that the kids need to go to bed so their presents can be dropped off. But before they do make sure they call Santa and leave him a message and tell him to have a safe journey. Santa is so cool that his Android powered phone (presumably a red eyed one) has Google Voice, so leave him a message at 855-34-SANTA

Here is a quick list of fun Santa resources for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

Santa’s Google Voice number 855-34-SANTA

Google has also set up a way to get a call from Santa just go to http://www.sendacallfromsanta.com the website allows you to enter your name, the child’s name, your relationship to the child, and some personalized gift information. Before you log off you’ll be able to hear the message Santa will say when he calls your child back.

This year Google has also teamed up with NORAD to make NORAD’s fun tradition of tracking Santa by radar more interactive through the use of Google Maps and Google earth. Tradition states that in 1955 Sears mistakenly printed CONAD (Continental Air Defense Command) number in an advertisement for kids who wanted to call and talk to Santa. This actually reached a hotline number at the installation and rather than ruining the Christmas spirit staffers talked to the kids and helped them track Santa.  Now it’s a totally interactive updated experience happening online.

You and the children in your lives can get in the action at http://www.noradsanta.org

Have A Merry Christmas!

Call Santa and Track Santa With A Little Help From Google was last modified: December 19th, 2010 by Kyle
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  • Anonymous

    sounds great, now i just need an app to track Santa for my Android