A yearly tradition at my house is to track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve with NORAD. Every Christmas Eve NORAD takes a break from defending us and makes sure Santa's annual trek around the world goes off without a hitch.

I even heard that Santa was escorted by a pair of F-22's into American airspace last year.

Track Santa's journey!

NORAD's Santa Tracker is a fun and cool way to see where Santa is around the globe on Christmas Eve and is updated by the minute all night long. NORAD, based in Colorado, is the military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada.

Traditionally only available at the official NORAD Santa Tracker website, now you can use your iPhone or Android device to track Santa. The apps will countdown to Christmas, let you play special Christmas games while you wait for the jolly ol' elf, and allow you access to NORAD's Santa Tracker to follow his journey to your house.

The app is free for your iPhone or Android device. Here's hoping you're on Santa's nice list this year!