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Ok...it's not recent...ancient as a matter of fact....December, 1976
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No pictures, no songs, just Merry Christmas wishes to you all.
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Merry Christmas!

Just in case you are interested NORAD is currently giving the position of Santa. As I write this he was last over Addu City in the Maldives. He has already delivered over 1.8 billion gifts and is headed towards Bangalore, India.

Official NORAD Santa Tracker
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Merry Christmas!

Just in case you are interested NORAD is currently giving the position of Santa. As I write this he was last over Addu City in the Maldives. He has already delivered over 1.8 billion gifts and is headed towards Bangalore, India.

Official NORAD Santa Tracker
Very cool ! I remember an older version of the Santa tracker way back when. This one is very impressive.


The history of how it all started in 1955 is great stuff.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa
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And in that same spirit...Yes, Virginia...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Merry Christmas to all. And the best of New Years.
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This is definitely (I think - ha!) a repeat, but a rare appearance by Rudolph with Nellie McKay:

http://youtu.be/jRjCOFF87zU
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My Mom used to sing this song every Christmas. She had a lovely voice. Nice childhood memory for me.

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My gift to the forum is the voice of an angel....Merry Christmas

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Thanks to all for your invaluable input and contribution! May your 2015 be even better than 2014!


So this is Christmas and what have you done,
Another year over, a new one just begun.

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fears.

And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong,
The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long.

And so happy Christmas for black and for white
For the yellow and red ones let's stop all the fights.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.

And so this is Christmas and what have we done
Another year over, a new one just begun.

And so happy Christmas we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.

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Doo-Wop Xmas, anyone?


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I'm just gonna' spoil you guys (and gals)..


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Merry Christmas!

Just in case you are interested NORAD is currently giving the position of Santa. As I write this he was last over Addu City in the Maldives. He has already delivered over 1.8 billion gifts and is headed towards Bangalore, India.

Official NORAD Santa Tracker
UPDATE: Santa is east of South America, over the ocean.

I've had the Santa tracker running all day. I've looked at it approx every half hour.
I have myself positioned in a low altitude earth view, zoomed out to see multiple countries (less than 6) at a time.

The graphics and ability to zoom/pan and change azimuth and elevation with the mouse is pretty cool. I've seen this capability in 3D software before, but this version really has the aerophysics nailed.


NASA is involved in this...the geography portion is way cool. The terrain colors/shading/skins are perfect to simulate topography.
The submarine topography is very detailed. Right now (7:21 PM EDT) you can see the MidAtlantic Ridge.

Grandkids would definitely enjoy watching this. Use the closer in zoom settings so you can see Santa in the sleigh and the reindeer running effect.


Here's the sleigh specs.
http://www.noradsanta.org/overlay/po...n=santasSleigh

CHALLENGE exercise for kids of all ages....Use the mouse make it look like you are directly ahead of Rudolph, with the team running right towards your point in 3D space.
You know you have it right when you can see Rudolph's nose right in front of you.
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