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Norad.com Not The Santa Tracker, Instead Use NORADSanta.org

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

To all of you gearing up for Christmas stockings full of presents, get ready: NORAD will once again track Santa live on Christmas Eve as he makes his journey around the world. Just don’t be confused if you are one of the people that ends up on Norad.com. Although the site has a similar name to the famous Santa Tracker, the official NORAD Santa Tracker site is NORADSanta.org.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=z2wrFnhqcSw">http://youtube.com/watch?v=z2wrFnhqcSw</a>

History of the Santa Tracker from NORADSanta.org:

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa. The tradition began on Christmas Eve in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. store advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “hotline” included an inadvertently 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 had his staff check radar data for 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 location. Thus, the tradition was born.

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