Saturday, December 27, 2008
Santa enjoys seeing the man-made wonders of the world.
santa also visits the "Bird nest and water cube" in beijing.
( see more pictures about "Bird nest and water cube")
After enjoying the Great wall of china Santa will continue north into Russia.
watch this NORAD Tracks Santa - The Great Wall of China video
you can also see some Great wall pictures.
Monday, December 22, 2008
the Santa tracker file finally released. you can download it here.
Download santa Tracker 2008 here
Watch Santa in 3D as he makes his yearly rounds this Christmas Season
Santa’s Toy Hunt and Santa Tracker in Google Earth
Google has just released a special Santa Tracker for Google Earth this year! On previous years, Google has had a Santa tracker which let you watch Santa make deliveries all over the Earth using Google Earth on Christmas Eve. This year, the new version uses 3D models created with SketchUp of Santa’s North Pole home, his sleigh, and the toys you find are in 3D as well. According to the Google Earth Santa page, you must use Google Earth 4 version 4.0.241x+ . Anyway, if you have the latest GE 4, you can download the Santa Tracker and Toy Hunt here . Then you double click on today’s date in the “Santa’s Present Hunt“ in the Places folder. Zoom in for a closer view of Santa’s home, and click on today’s clue for the location and picture of the toy. Once you get to the correct location, a 3D model of the present will appear in 3D.
Presumably, on Christmas Eve we will see Santa traverse the planet delivering presents all over the world. This is a fun way to show off the dynamic abilities of GE, and its fitting that Google do it in full 3D style since the purchase of SketchUp last year. Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
- Make holiday plans that help your child feel nurtured, emotionally safe, and comfortable. Review your plans for the holidays with your child. Spend the holidays where you and your child feel supported, nurtured, and comfortable.
- Allow your child to remember the person who died through a tribute. Light a candle together at dinner time to remember the person who died. Make a wreath with pictures and items that represent the things the lost loved one cared about and place it at the gravesite for the loved one. Hang an ornament on the tree that reminds the child of the loved one. Help your child offer a blessing at a holiday meal that honors the person who died. Create a picture or collage with your child, display a favorite photograph in your home, or let your child help you set a place at the dinner table to represent the loved one who died.
- Laughter, play and joy are good for your child. Children do not grieve continuously and they need to take breaks from grieving. Encourage your child to play, run, and do recreational activities he or she would normally do. Clowning around and laughing (which releases endorphins into the brain) are good for children. (what snacks santa likes)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
click here to download santa tracker
(Right click and save the KMZ file in your compuetr and open it in google earth)
Official Google Blog: The Santa countdown begins...: "remember"
Friday, December 19, 2008
This Basque militant took advantage of the festive season to make a bid for freedom - but was stopped despite the disguise (santa claus in prison)
Festive cheer made its way to Yasser Arafat's compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah (many santa )
British soldiers in Kabul joined in the fun. (santa claus soliders)
A group of Peruvian Santas, normally traffic police, stopped traffic for a different reason (santa claus traffic police)
Some just couldn't wait their turn to meet the man in red ( santa )
But others are campaigning against Santa Claus, and say he is displacing Christian traditions
Using the bones of Saint Nicholas, a Turkish bishop from the fourth century who inspired the real Santa, they've made a reconstruction of his face.
Santa's a bit of a bruiser, with cropped hair, a short beard and a broken nose!
The scientists put together the model for a BBC2 documentary, The Real Face of Santa, broadcast on December 18.
Although he's not quite what we're used to, Saint Nick was a very generous man.
He became famous for givfts of cash, even saing a whole town from starvation.
His bones are kept in a church in Bari, Italy.
As well as giving pressies to kids all over the world, he's the patron saint of pawn brokers and perfume makers!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Play Bubble Shooter Flash Game until christmas
here's a bubble Shooter game,play it until christmas arrives!
you can also play it in full screen!
you can also play another fun christmas game: Help santa collect Christmas gift
what they think about this Bubble Shooter Flash Game until christmas:
I love this game it is my fav!! I want to find more games like it! ( Hayley Estill )
this is a great game ! (Anonymous)
i agree! i just wanna play (Anonymous)
Thanks so much for Bubble Shooter Game. I'm hooked. (O.K)
Friday, December 12, 2008
santa claus's route on Christmas Eve 2007 ( Tarck santa route )
this is santa's route around the world. Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west. So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. After that, he shoots up to Japan, over to Asia, across to Africa, then onto Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America. But keep in mind, Santa’s route can be affected by weather, so it’s really unpredictable. NORAD coordinates with Santa’s Elf launch staff to confirm his launch time, but from that point on, Santa calls the shots. We just track him!
download this file and open in Google earth to view Santa's Claus's route last year.you can download santa's route 2008 on 24th of December 2008.
How To Track Santa's Journey Around The World
Santa Claus may have a tough time getting through stormy weather around the world on Christmas Eve, but it appears as though the jolly old elf and his crew of reindeer should experience relatively smooth sailing across southern Ontario.
It may be hard to get your youngsters into bed at a decent hour, but before they hit the sack you can log on to a few websites to show them St. Nick's progress around the world. Tracking Santa's travels may prompt them to get some Zzz's before he lands on your rooftop.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website will provide up-to-date info on Santa's whereabouts on the big night.
The organization has been tracking St. Nick's sleigh for the last 50 years. Officials use the North Warning System, which has 47 installations across the northern border of North America to check when Santa and his team depart from the North Pole.
To check out NORAD's Tracks Santa site,visit www.noradsanta.org.
To see Norad track santa Pictures last year (2007) ,visit Tracking.santa.2008.googlepages.com/?albumid=5191714190816156961
NASA also has a website dedicated to tracking the movements of the big guy in red.
The space agency also announced that its Debris Imaging Radar system, recently used in the Discovery mission, will be made available to Santa should he need it on the 24th.
Kids can listen to messages from Santa on his special sleigh phone and check out his positions as he makes his journey around the world on the 24th at santaspeaking.com. The elves at the North Pole have positioned cameras across the globe so you can see exactly where he is and this site also allows you to watch St. Nick and the reindeer take off from the North Pole.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Add Christmas Countdown (also tracking santa countdown gadget ) to your webpage
the gadget is simple but nice. this gadget is designed by tracking-santa-2008
this gadget is powered by Google
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
So? What’s you point? You might ask. Well, have you ever thought that cutting down a tree, dragging it into your living room and covering it with plastic brightly coloured baubles and tinsel is a bit weird?
It certainly is an odd tradition and one that can trace its roots back through time to Germany. Although there are several very different versions of how we came to adopt this age-old tradition of worshipping dying trees and piling presents under them one fact about their origin is undisputed and that is the country which first introduced the universally recognised symbol of Christmas.
It will surprise many to learn that it was thanks to the Royal Family that the tradition became so popular in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert bought over the tradition from his homeland of Germany in the nineteenth century. And of course, if the royals were doing it, everyone else had to join in too and it was not long before the humble Christmas tree became an annual yuletide tradition in every household.
The royals may have been responsible for boosting the popularity of Christmas trees, but the origin of where the Germans got the idea from is steeped in folklore.
Legend has it that a man by the name of Martin Luther, a Christian, was the founder of the tradition.
The tale goes that he was walking home through the woods shortly before Christmas and on his way he peered up to see the moonlight poking through the trees and shining off the needles.
Impressed, Martin cut down the tree and took it home where he decorated it with candles to replicate the effect. His friends and family were so impressed by the idea that they did the same the following year.
Decorations were overtime introduced to brighten the trees further will people originally decorating them with fruits and berries. Over the years these fruits were replaced with other decorations until at last the modern day plastic bauble and silver and gold tinsel took over.
While this tale is one of many that has never been proven in its entirety, many others take on a similar vein of the world’s introduction to the humble Christmas tree.
And one more fact, Christmas Day was not always on the 25th of December. More than 250 years ago it was celebrated on the 5th of January.
Christmas tree in a room picture，Powered by Picasa
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Google and NORAD use very high technology to track santa. all of us can download a special track santa file on Christmas EVE Here to track santa in Google earth.
Official Google Blog: Tracking Santa, then and now
Saturday, December 6, 2008
santa will stop during his trip all around the world the world , especially for snacks left by children. children are encuraged to put some snacks. actually ,santa's reindeer eat some snacks too.theie favorite food is carrot.
so many children put snacks all around the world , so perhaps santa will not eat all of your snacks, but he do eat some. or he will be too full.
this year (2008) you can track santa on your mobile phone with the help of google map.
If you have an iPhone, T-Mobile G1, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or Nokia phone with Google Maps, search for "norad santa" in google map to track Santa's location.but you have to resubmit your query to know where is santa every one or two minutes.
If you don't have google map on your phone ,you can download it here.Download Google Maps for mobile
Friday, December 5, 2008
christmas is coming soon, so santa claus is busy preparing gift! play this game to help santa collecting gift (click the picture to play game online )
- Help: santa's workshop exploeded,sending toys flying everywhere !
- help santa to catch as many falling presents as much as you can .but....
- watch out for the anvils!
- use the left and the right arrow keys ( <<--- --->>) to move santa claus. this game is easy and simple
this santa collecting gift game is really funny
Play another game until christmas :
Play Bubble Shooter Flash Game until christmas
Santa clause from all around the world.
Santa some times meet some of his friends ariud the world so there are some pictures of him.
it's a proof that he is real. and we can see from the picture that he love clildren all around the world.
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santa with a baby
santa with a baby
picture of real santa claus
real santa claus picture
(Note: these santa may look a little different in different places but santa is real. If you have other questions aboout sant ,you can see these "Questions about Santa")