DailyDirt: Here Comes Santa Claus
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It's that time of year again, when parents warn their kids to be good, because a big old guy with a white beard in a red suit is watching their every move and is going to find out if they've been naughty or nice. Well, Santa, we've got news for you. We're watching you too, sort of. Both Microsoft and Google have "Santa trackers" that will let kids and parents monitor Santa's location on a map on Christmas Eve as he delivers presents all over the world. For even more Santa fun, check out these links.
- Here's a great way to explain the truth about Santa to kids who are too smart for their own good. In short, without destroying the magical feeling of the holiday season: "Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness." [url]
- "Malcolm Gladwell" explains Santa Claus to satirist Craig Brown. The big question: How is it that Santa can be so universally liked when he appears to be a total loser on every accepted level? [url]
- Santa Claus doesn't defy the laws of physics! Four top researchers have done the calculations, and the good news is that Santa can indeed deliver presents to all the kids around the world on Christmas Eve, and still remain within the laws of physics. [url]
- And if you haven't seen it already, here's the ACLU's parody video "The NSA is Coming to Town." Warning: Watch at your own risk.[url]