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NORAD Tracks Santa

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, NORAD tracks everything that flies in and around North America in defense of our homelands. On Dec. 24, we have the very special mission of also tracking Santa.

NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955 when a young child accidently dialed the unlisted phone number of the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, believing she was calling Santa Claus after seeing a promotion in a local newspaper.

Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, the commander on duty that night, was quick to realize a mistake had been made, and assured the youngster that CONAD would guarantee Santa a safe journey from the North Pole.

Thus a tradition was born that rolled over to NORAD when it was formed in 1958. Each year since, NORAD has dutifully reported Santa's location on Dec. 24 to millions across the globe.

Thanks to the services and resources generously provided by numerous corporate contributors and volunteers, NORAD Tracks Santa has persevered for more than 60 years.

Though the program began due to a misdialed number, NORAD Tracks Santa has flourished and is recognized as one of the Department of Defense's largest community outreach programs.

Each year, the NORAD Tracks Santa Web Site receives nearly fifteen million unique visitors from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Volunteers receive more than 130,000 calls to the NORAD Tracks Santa hotline from children around the globe.

This year, children and the young-at-heart are able to track Santa through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram." rel="nofollow">LINK

On December 24, 1948, the United States Air Force issued a communique claiming that an "early warning radar net to the north" had detected "one unidentified sleigh, powered by eight reindeer, at 14,000 feet [4,300 meters], heading 180 degrees." The Associated Press passed this "report" along to the general public. It was the first time that the United States Armed Forces issued a statement about tracking Santa Claus' sleigh on Christmas Eve, though it was a one-time event, not repeated over the next several years.[6]

The program originated before the actual formation of NORAD, as an annual event on December 24, 1955. According to legend, a Sears department store placed an advertisement in the Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette, which told children they could place a call to Santa Claus and included the number ME 2-6681.[7] A call allegedly came through to Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Center as one digit was misprinted.[8]

In some versions of the story, the calls were coming in to the "red telephone" hotline that connected CONAD directly to command authorities at the Strategic Air Command. Colonel Harry Shoup, who was a Crew Commander on duty, answered the first call and supposedly told his staff to give all children who called in later a made-up "current location" for Santa Claus.[9]

Shoup responded gruffly to the child and no additional Santa Claus-related calls came in to CONAD.[6][10] A more accurate description of the events of 1955 appears to be that on November 30, a child trying to reach Santa on a hotline number provided in a Sears advertisement misdialled the number and instead reached Shoup at his desk at CONAD.


Every year we track Santa Claus and see where he is at the stroke of midnight in different parts of the world. All the kids look forward to leaving him cookies and milk when he delivers the goodies under their tree.

Hang all the stockings by the fire place and get all of the Christmas Cheer ready for the good times.

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE BEST OF THE SEASON FOR ALL THE DESIS and those who drop in here and cheer us all up.

A Very Happy New Year too.

Full House.

He passed by Mumbai for all of those who were looking for him.

Last edited by: Full House on 24-12-20 01:29:04
Full House

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It has been 20 years that we all have been seeing the NORAD Santa taking his flight and dropping gifts and goodies to different locations. Please do it the same as usual and track his movements and his visits this year also. Hope he brings in the Cheer and all the joy and happiness in your lives too.




Last edited by: Full House on 25-12-17 00:26:03
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NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). ... The program is in the tradition of the September 1897 editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" in the New York Sun.



Google Santa Tracker..:


Last edited by: Full House on 21-12-18 02:45:43
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You can track NORAD SANTA here. 2019



Please CLICK on the route in the LINK.

Last edited by: Full House on 24-12-19 14:35:15
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