NORAD’s Santa tracker receives more than 19.58 million visits and 117,000 calls from children on Christmas Eve

As we previously reported, Google wasn’t the only one letting users track Santa’s whereabouts as he went around the globe delivering gifts on Christmas Day. North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD, a bi-national Canadian and U.S. military organization, too let users track Father Christmas using its technology. Today, NORAD has revealed the number of people who logged on to its service to track Santa, Associated Press reports.

NORAD revealed that more than 19.58 million unique visitors logged into its website on Christmas Eve and its volunteers, including Michelle Obama, received more than 117,371 calls from children asking about Santa’s whereabouts. Additionally, 146,307 users followed Santa’s progress on Twitter and a further 1.45 million on Facebook.

The report compared these numbers to last year, and apart from the unique visitors (22.3 million last year), the rest of the numbers were up.  NORAD had received 114,000 phone calls, 1.2 million likes on Facebook and 129,000 followers on Twitter last year.