2009-12-24 / News

Track Santa’s progress tonight at NORAD

While the rest of the world winds down for a holiday break, one person will face his toughest workday of the year today – Santa Claus.

If you’d like to see what Santa’s up to, visit www.noradsanta. org, where you can track the jolly old elf’s progress as he makes his way around the globe. You can also watch videos of Santa and learn Santa facts.

The North American Aerospace Defense Center began tracking Santa in 1955, after a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number, according to the NORAD website. The phone number printed was actually the commander in chief’s operations hotline. The hotline took many calls from children seeking Santa that year and an annual tradition was born.

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