Santa Claus is coming, and you can track him with NORAD on your Windows Phone

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town — see, it's right here on my Lumia. Christmas is just around the corner, and with the free NORAD Tracks Santa app for Windows and Windows Phone, you too can track St. Nick's progress around the planet as he delivers 25 million tons of presents to 2.2 billion children in the course of one night.

Gross violation of the laws of physics aside, NORAD Tracks Santa builds on the Microsoft holiday partnership with the North American Aerospace Defense Command with a free app for both Windows and Windows Phone.

In addition to tracking Kris Kringle as he traverses the skies, the apps also offer games, videos, and music to help pass the time.

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Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • Great song by Mr Creepy Cooper. lol
  • Awesome app!
  • Awesome, maybe. But it's nothing if you can't download it! And I can't download it!
  • Santa can definitely deliver all those toys because he has a windows phone. Cortana, here maps, and Rudolph's nose guide him.
  • +925
  • Shit! Gyroscope needed
  • Shit wp8.1(cyan) n33d3d
  • What is gyroscope!
  • What is Bing!
  • "Seriously"
  • What is love!
  • Baby don't hurt me...
  • What is cortana!
  • What is Wikipedia! Lol!!
  • What is Google!
  • I cannot install the app. I have the HTC 8X. It says I cannot install it because the phone doesn't have a gyroscope. It actually does. I also have the phone updated with developer preview OS Version 8.10.14219.341. Anyone else have the same issue?
  • I have the icon with stock os & cant download guess they rewrote it for wp8
  • Yeah.... Showing the same error messge
  • Santa bring me Denin for my 1520.
  • Santa, release Denim for my 930
  • #lame
  • #hashtagsincomments
  • #DanielRubinoIsBestEditor
  • On topic : Hola hola
    Off topic : Can anyone tell me what good did the software update do to the Microsoft Lumia 535. Is the sensitivity better??
  • Nothing about that was on topic, and the comments are not the place to even ask questions like this.
  • Screw that fat, judgmental bastard.
  • Its not compatible with my 630, shame
  • What is Wikipedia! Lol!
  • Baby dont hertzzzz me.
  • I use this app every year on my HTC 8XT, bit this year my phone is not compatible? Some is not right.
  • I was hoping they'd put out an Xbox One app so my daugther could track his progress on the 70" between netflix/bluray rounds
  • Requirements state only "Internet Connection." I have that, because I accessed the store, yet it won't allow me to install. What does it really want?  Works fine on the laptop, guess I'll have to use that.  I hear a lot of gripes in the comments how it doesn't work on people's phones. Has anyone been able to install and get it to work on a Windows Phone?
  • Shame that its not regionalised in some way. I'm in New Zealand and it will almost be Christmas Day before the tracker even starts haha
  • Screen I messed up on Lumia 920. Cuts out text....
  • Doesn't matter to me, Santa never comes to my place.
  • lol, you still believe in Santa? On the other hand, you guys believe in zombies too, don't you?