I tried, year after when I was kid, to stay up all night to try and catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. I never pulled it off. Either I would eventually pass out, or get freaked out that he knew I was awake and would skip my house so I'd give up.

However, here are some excellent, perfect ways to figure out if Santa has been to your house while you were sleeping. You can do all of this and not have to worry about getting caught!