Teen tracks Santa as he delivers gifts

Online group creates 15 hour YouTube show

POSTED: 7:53 PM Dec 24 2012   UPDATED: 7:55 PM Dec 24 2012
Teen tracks Santa on ground
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Patric Covey has been tracking Santa's Christmas route since he was seven-years-old.

"Me and my brother got hooked since then. About four years ago, I met some people online, and we decided we wanted to do a little bit more with it.  We started our own web show," said Covey.

The team became the YouTube Association of NORAD Tracking Santa Users.  With the combination or original videos and NORAD's tracking system, the team can follow the red suit as he carries gifts all over the world.

"We got our start on YouTube, and it just went from there.  It's turned out to be quite successful," said Covey.

Covey and his 11 member team from all of the US and Canada have been working since May to put on the 4th Annual Tracking Santa Live Show.

"Several months or weeks in advance, we prepare videos to play on our show," said Covey.

Every hour for 15 hours, Covey will give the latest update on Santa and his sleigh full of gifts for good boys and girls.