Reporting Angela Martin
TRACKING SANTA UPGRADES
Christmas 2013 comes with plenty of upgrades for NORAD — the system kids have been using to track Santa’s Christmas Eve journeys for more than 50 years.
New this year, kids don’t have to wait to see what’s going on in Santa’s world.
Right now, at NoradSanta.org, you can visit Santa’s village and listen to Christmas music, play games, and learn about the history of the holiday. You can also watch a trailer of Santa traveling across the world.
One of the videos shows Santa’s sleigh being guarded by military fighter jets — which is a new addition kids will see this year when they start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve.
PIANO GUYS PLAY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Four guys plus one piano equals amazing Christmas music.
They are known as the piano guys, and all of them play one piano at the same time to make beautiful music.
They’ve taken the hood off the piano and literally use every inch of it to play this song.
They call this “Angels We Have Heard On High — with 32 fingers and 8 thumbs.”
They use those fingers to hit the keys, pluck the strings, and bang out a beat.
The Piano Guys have released their first Christmas album
TOP PUPPY NAMES
2013’s top 100 names for puppies is out — 50 for female, 50 for male.
Bella, Daisy, Lucy, Molly, and Sadie — are the top five girl puppy names.
Max, Buddy, Charlie, Rocky and Cooper are the top five boy puppy names.