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    The Countdown Begins!

    The NORAD countdown to track Santa has begun!

    For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

    The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.

    In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.

    Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Millions of people who want to know Santa’s whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.

    Finally, media from all over the world rely on NORAD as a trusted source to provide updates on Santa’s journey.

    Official NORAD Santa Tracker





    Listen for the bells on the reindeer's harnesses........the thump of Santa's boots hitting the roof, leave those Christmas goodies, cocoa and milk out for Santa and most importantly everyone far and wide............





    xxxxxooooThe Grumply Pilot

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    Re: The Countdown Begins!

    May Santa in all his travels make all your holiday wishes come true. Santa has a lot of work to do, and so does NORAD tracking Santa.

    Happy holidays everyone.
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