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NORAD ready to track Santa


NORAD Santa tracking web site

SANTA tracker: As it does every year, NORAD will be following Santa's journey, and tracking can be viewed on their web site at

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, is the official tracker of the world-wide flight on Christmas Eve of Santa Claus. Kids around the world will be checking the tracking website ( on Christmas Eve and Christmas day to follow the jolly giftgiver's journey.

NORAD has been tracking Santa ever since 1955, when it placed an advertisement encouraging kids to call Santa but gave an incorrect phone number. Calls started coming in to NORAD, and when asked how to handle them, Col. Harry Shoup told his staff to answer them with updates on Santa's progress. Today NORAD takes some 70,000 cals from kids in some 200 countries around the world and provi...

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