Santa’s Escapades

It’s that time!

What time, you ask?

Time to track Santa of course!

You have probably heard that there are a couple of ways to do it, but just in case you haven’t, or you need a refresher, here’s a great article that explains all about how North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google let you keep up with his whereabouts.

Where in the World Is Santa Claus Already? Find Out With the Santa Tracker (Rachel E. Greenspan, Time)

It’s fun to know where Santa is, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually ride right along with him?

Luckily there are scads of 360° videos on YouTube that purport to show that, although they don’t exactly agree on what you would see on the trip.

For example, this one shows a fairly standard rendition of what you might expect, except that there are a lot of hot air balloons in the vicinity when you look around.

Meanwhile, this one seems to support the proposition that Santa uses a hot air balloon rather than a sleigh. However, there’s a good chance that this Santa is an impostor because another Santa can be seen throughout the video when you look around. Oh, and beware, this “Santa” is a reckless driver!

Finally, this one is the most realistic, except for the part where it would need to be NASA rather than NORAD doing tracking!

So, there you have it. The various renditions of Santa’s escapades may not agree about what it would be like to ride along with him, but they do agree that it would be a lot of fun.

I hope you thought so, too!

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