Three ways to track Santa from home

Karson Ehrig, 21 months, of Jackson, Mich., gets his photo taken with Santa Claus at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Amid the dim lights and quiet of the closed shopping center, 30 families with autistic children visit Santa and Mrs. Claus (a.k.a Jim and Roxanne Albaugh) The "Caring Santa" program is in its 5th year and parents say it is a blessing because their kids couldn't wait in often long lines amid screaming lights and noise. (Brandy Baker/The Detroit News via AP)

(WOOD)– When it comes to tracking Santa Claus this year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has some competition.

Google recently rolled out its Santa Tracker, complete with interactive games for online visitors.

SuperKiddoStudio also offers a free Santa tracker app that allows you to follow the oversized elf’s every move at any time.

This is the 60th year NORAD will be actively tracking Santa, beginning Christmas Eve.

NORAD said on its site that a mistake led to the birth of its Santa tracker.  The group said a department store mistakenly printed NORAD’s phone number in an ad for contacting Santa Claus, leading to numerous phone calls to the Continental Air Defense in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

NORAD’s Santa tracker has come a long way since then.  The site this year includes games, videos and music.

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