For years, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has used Google Maps to operate its vaunted Santa-tracking software
, a holiday tradition for nerds of all stripes, as well as their often equally nerdy kids. This year, though, NORAD unexpectedly bailed on Google, switching to Bing to help it map Santa's trek
around the world and ensure he doesn't get up to any shenanigans while he's in American airspace. Not to be outdone, the spurned tech giant has launched its own platform for keeping tabs on St. Nick's travels.
These dueling platforms, though, leave us with a dilemma -- which tracker is showing us the real Santa?
And perhaps more importantly -- what is that impostor Claus up to? Nothing good, you can be sure of that.