Saturday, December 24, 2005

Up On The Housetop

First of all, I love this song!!!

Up on the housetop reindeer pause

Out jumps good old Santa Clause
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones
Christmas joys.

Ho, ho, ho!

Who wouldn't go!
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn't go!
Up on the housetop
Click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with Good Saint Nick


Did you know that NORAD tracks Santa? Well, they do!!! First of all NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defense Command. It is explained at this website:

NORAD is based at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. It’s website is here:

The design of the Cheyenne Mountain Complex will DROP YOUR JAW:

NORAD’s home page is here:

Deter, Detect, Defend." That is the motto of the men and women who serve in the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Since 1958, Canadians and Americans have been partners in protecting the airspace of Alaska, Canada and the contiguous 48 United States. The mission has evolved over the years. Until the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, NORAD's focus was almost exclusively fixed on threats coming toward the Canadian and American borders, not terrorism in our domestic airspace. Because of that day, NORAD's focus has increased to include domestic airspace. NORAD's mission is truly global.

Prior to Sept. 11, NORAD was a word that was associated predominately with the Cold War. The eyes and ears of NORAD were focused on aerospace threats that may come from sources far away from the shores of Canada and the United States.

Today, the highly skilled men and women of NORAD use ground-based radar, airborne radar, satellites, fighter aircraft, proven command structures and intelligence capabilities to enforce control of the skies over the United States and Canada.

This website is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces in Canada and the United States who have given their lives to maintain the freedom we enjoy in North America. In their names we will continue to "Deter, Detect and Defend."

NORAD has tracked Santa every year since it’s inception, and it has been showing it on the web since 1998, which is when I first found it.

“Canadian and American men and women who work at NORAD have responded to phone calls from children personally. Additionally, media from all over the world call NORAD on Christmas Eve for updates on Santa's location. Last year this Website was visited by millions of people who wanted to know Santa's whereabouts. This year, the information is provided in six languages.NORAD relies on many volunteers to help make Santa tracking possible. Many people at Cheyenne Mountain and Peterson Air Force Base spend part of their Christmas Eve with their families and friends at NORAD's Santa Tracking Operations Center in order to answer phones and provide Santa updates to the many thousands of children who call in.”

To see where Santa has been click here:

I use the Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine” to look how websites used to look, sometimes several years ago.*/

To see the story of how the idea and pure SCALE of The Internet Archive transpired click here:



Blogger JUST A MOM said...


Sat Dec 24, 11:20:00 AM EST  
Blogger Just Help Me said...

that is one of my favorite childhood christmas songs. i still now all the hand movements to it. my kids think i am crazy when i start doing them. have a very merry christmas. enjoy those twins.

Sat Dec 24, 11:37:00 AM EST  
Blogger Just Help Me said...

thank you for sticking up for me on my blog. unfortunately whoever the coward was said something nasty to you so i made sure anon. comments can't be made. thank you though.

Sat Dec 24, 05:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger JUST A MOM said...

OOOOOOO the joy of blogging huh!! MERRY CHRISTMAS MATT,,,, You never knew I had a secret love for nerds did ya. mmmmawwwwwwwwwww

Sat Dec 24, 06:17:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lynda said...

Oh, I was planning on tracking Santa tonight! Thanks for the links!

I love that you enjoy Christmas so much. Sometimes it is hard to get my husband in the spirit. (hates Christmas music, have to nag him help decorate the tree)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sat Dec 24, 07:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger Walking Contradiction said...

Yeah, I guess some things are better off kept secret.

Sun Dec 25, 03:30:00 AM EST  

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