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The Santa Games have begun, may the odds be ever in your favor

Google Santa Tracker

The Google Santa Tracker is back along with some Google Assistant/Home games you can play with your kids.

Right now on assistants you can say “Call Santa,” and you’ll be connected to the North Pole elf answering service who will patch you through to Santa to play a game that ends up in a musical … treat… or something.

If you’re on a computer or suitably compliant web browser you can hit Santa’s Village here.

Google Santa Village

If you’re on an Android device and want to play, or cast progress to a TV, you can grab the newest version of Santa Tracker from Google here.

Hopefully this year they’ve got it more synchronized as to where Santa is actually at because on different devices you got different locations, although within the same 500 mile area or so.

Santa’s also being added to Google Maps on December 24th, so if you regularly use location sharing you can figure out where the red suited cookie muncher is in relation to you.

Starting December 23rd Google Home/Assistant you can ask “where’s Santa” – there’s not much mentioned here but hopefully on the Assistants with display we’ll have the live Santa tracker.

[Google Blog]

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.