Final countdown underway at the North Pole

Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve, and you can monitor the flight of The Jolly Old Elf this year on the NORAD site, Google Earth, and now on Facebook and Twitter.  It’s unclear if Santa himself will be tweeting from the sleigh.  Of course, updates here as well. Weather.com’s forecast for the North Pole is calling for 6 degrees and partly cloudy, with a 20% chance of snow.  A squadron of elite F-16 Fighting Falcons from Eielson AFB’s 354th Fighter Wing near Fairbanks, AK has been tasked to provide close air support for the initial stages of the op, once Santa 1 enters United States airspace out of Canada.  Here’s a preview and also a greeting from NORAD Commander General Gene Renuart.