If the kids haven't started asking you about tracking Santa as he prepares for his big night, brace yourself because it's coming. Luckily for parents around the world, the NORAD Santa Tracker is back again and counting down the seconds until Santa begins his round-the-world trip.

In addition to tracking Santa on the NORAD website, there's also a Santa Tracker app so that you can keep track of Santa Claus no matter where you are. You can also follow Santa's movement through NORAD's Twitter account, Facebook account, and through NORAD's YouTube channel.

And, if you or your kids are hardcore Santa trackers who need to know where Santa Claus is at all times, you might also want to check out Google's Santa Tracker. You know, just in case the kids need even more proof than NORAD provides.

[via NORAD/iTunes/Google]