Don't do Christmas this year without these North Pole-approved apps.
Follow Rudolph on Christmas Eve
NORAD Tracks Santa: Download on December 1 and begin a countdown to Santa’s flight, then follow his progress—with a sleigh and cargo—on December 24. Bonus: Learn about NORAD’s mission and play “Thin Ice” to help elves deliver presents. Free; iOS and Android.
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Communicate With St. Nick
A Call From Santa!: A direct line to Santa’s voicemail lets parents leave messages about their kiddos' behavior. You can also schedule personalized calls with the head elf himself—just follow prompts for which type of encouragement is needed. Free; iOS and Android.
Santa’s Magic Phone Call & Text: A personalized line to Santa—kids can leave the man in red a voicemail with their lists and he can call your kid when necessary. Includes a bunch of games, a section to update your child’s wish list, and a magic photo booth. Free; iOS and Android.