NORAD Santa Tracker History Fascinating

NORAD Santa Tracker

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‘Twas Christmas eve 1955 when a misprinted Sears Roebuck & Co. newspaper ad directed kids to a top secret Soviet alert hotline instead of Santa’s direct dial. Wrong red phone! On the receiving end, an Air Force colonel played along and a team of Cold War-era serviceman became North Pole elves. And that’s how the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) eventually became the Santa tracking agency.

For complete details, visit the Government Printing Office.  The NORAD Santa Tracker is on-line at NORAD Tracks Santa.