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Reminder: Watch Santa's flight with help from Edge, Bing, Cortana and NORAD

Now that Christmas Eve has come, it's time to track Santa's flight across the world with the help of Microsoft and NORAD. Using Cortana, Edge, Maps, and Bing, you and your family can watch the jolly old elf soar across the skies, delivering presents to the world.


Help Nokia save Christmas by completing challenges in the Pimp My Reindeer contest

Nokia has kicked off its Pimp My Reindeer contest, which was teased a few days ago. Starting on December 10th, the contest will run through December 23rd, offering consumers the chance to win some neat prizes. Head on past the break to see how you can get involved and what prizes are available.


Nokia teases upcoming Christmas contest - Pimp My Reindeer

Santa requires your help to save Christmas. Nokia will be kicking off a new festive competition this month, called Pimp My reindeer. Entering into this Facebook contest will see you with the chance of bagging some Nokia hardware (Lumia 2520, Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925), as well as a trip for two to Thailand.


NORAD teams up with Microsoft and the North Pole to help you track Santa

Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is too, and you can team up with Microsoft to see exactly where Santa is. Previously available, 'NORAD Tracks Santa' received large amounts of traffic back in 2012 and the website is once again available for 2013. What's more is there are apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.


Old Saint Nick invades our Windows Phone


Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Santa Apps

It's the Holiday Season and in a few days, many will be helping their children track Santa Claus as he travels the globe delivery toys to all the good boys and girls. This week's Windows Phone Central App Roundup focuses on a handful of Windows Phone apps that are available that helps you and your children keep track of Santa's progress.

Along with these tracking apps, we're also throwing in a few Santa related games that will help you and your children pass the time as you track the jolly old elf. There's even one that will have Santa call your Windows Phone.


North Pole Pool Party Windows Phone 8 commercial

Microsoft recently published a video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel that featured Misfit Toys and 'Bumble' (The Abominable Snow Monster of the North) for a new Windows Phone 8 commercial. The team is back with another festive themed commercial featuring not only the Snow Monster, but Santa Clause who is enjoying a quick dip before the mad rush to deliver presents to kids around the world.


Windows Phone Game Review: Sleigh

Keeping with our Holiday Theme, Sleigh is a Windows Phone game that has you guiding Santa's sleigh through hill and dale to see how much hang time you can generate. Apparently, Santa's reindeers have gone missing and gifts have been scattered across the land.  You need to guide Santa up and down hills, catching air along the way and snatching up as many wayward gifts as possible.