Following the shock news of NORAD ditching Google's mapping tools and embracing Bing to power its Santa tracking site, we now have a new in-house Google option to keep track of whose mince pies Father Christmas is currently wolfing down.

Visiting google.com/santatracker/ brings up Google's own, all-new Christmas portal, which blows away the rather bland NORAD site by offering stacks of interactive toys, tools and animations. There's even a Chrome extenstion and Android app to make it even easier to chart the coming of the capitalist king. [Google]