NORAD tracking Santa

Norad Santa for the latest updates. Ever wonder why NORAD tracks Santa? From their own website: The tradition began after a Colorado Springs store’s advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “”hotline”” included a misprinted telephone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “”hotline.”” The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup, received the first “”Santa”” call on Christmas Eve 1955. Realizing what had happened, Colonel Shoup had his staff check radar data to see if there was any indication of Santa making his way South from the North Pole. Indeed there were signs of Santa and children who called were given an update on Santa’s position. Thus, the tradition was born. ]]>

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