Posts tagged Christmas

Tracking Santa Claus on NORAD

Christmas is just an hour away. Kids around the world are looking out their windows hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his Reindeer.

Thanks to technology, they can now track Santa from their computer with the help of NORAD using Google Maps and Google Earth. You can also follow NORAD Google Plus page to see Santa’s location.

If you are not at your computer, just search for “Santa” on your Google Map app to track Santa’s location.

Merry Christmas everyone…

Cebu Pacific Air Christmas Safety Demo Dance

In case you don’t know, Cebu Pacific Air has the best Aircraft Safety Demonstration. And since it is Christmas, they decided to come up with a Christmas edition.

Did I mentioned that I’m flying Cebu Pacific from now on?

Heineken Social Christmas Tree

Heineken has created a Christmas tree powered by social media at Clarke Quay. The 11m high Heineken Social Christmas Tree is made up of 48 LCD screens and designed to broadcast Christmas greetings exchanged on Facebook.

From now till 26 December, visit the Facebook App at to send a festive greetings to your Facebook friends. You can see the creation come to life in a digital video showcase on the actual tree sculpture.

A video recording of the broadcast will be send to you and shared with your friends on Facebook as well.

Merry Christmas. And remember, Drink Responsibly.

The total cost of “Twelve Days of Christmas” 2011

For the past 28 years, PNC Wealth Management measure the cost of Christmas by calculating the total cost of all the things in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. It is the cumulative cost of all the gifts when you count each repetition in the song so it reflects the cost of 364 gifts.

This year, the total cost of Twelve Days of Christmas is $24,263.18, up 3.5% from last year.

To find out more, check out PNC Christmas Price Index website.

I’ve always enjoyed watching the PNC Christmas Price Index. It gives you the rough sense of the inflation and supply/demand. And they put in quite a lot of effort on this fun project. Check out the behind the scene video.

Celebrate Christmas with white phones

Everyone like to associate the colour white with Christmas. It probably makes more sense in countries with winter. Here in Singapore, Christmas seems grey with all the rain pouring down.

Nevertheless, handset makers would still use this opportunity to roll out white colour phones. Personally, I’m not a fan of white colour phones. But I know I’m the rare minority. There’s lots of white phone lovers out there.

So here are some of the white phones hitting our shelves for this holiday season.

BlackBerry Bold 9900

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio ($868 without contract)

HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio ($908 without contract)

HTC Incredible S ($648 without contract)

HTC Radar ($569 without contract)